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1 report to the community Reasons to Believe

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3 our mission The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. Board of Directors 2 Message 3 The Year in Review 4 Research 6 Advocacy 10 Support 12 Prevention 14 Volunteer Spotlight 16 Financial Highlights 18 Recognition 20

4 2 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division our vision Creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division s board of directors is a Policy Governance board, responsible for developing and setting policies and high-level organizational goals that guide our work. executive committee David Samson President Cheryl Hebert President Elect Susan McIsaac Treasurer Jeff Aucoin Honorary Solicitor Maureen Summers Secretary/Executive Director directors at large Mr. Tim Alison Ms. Nancy Barteaux Ms. Nancy Britten Mr. Steve Craig Dr. Bruce Crooks Dr. Carman Giacomantonio Ms. Belle Grant-Fairn Ms. Cheryl Hebert Mr. Vincent MacLean Mr. Dan Parolin Mr. Jeffrey Stockhausen Mr. Stephen Vaslet

5 Report to the Community 3 message from the president and executive director As we reflect on 2008, we don t have to look too far for reasons to believe that what we re doing to advance our mission is having a positive impact. we see reasons to believe in the faces of the cancer patients and their families and caregivers who stay at the Lodge That Gives. They tell us it eases the burden of their cancer experience. We hear reasons to believe in the voices of Nova Scotians who call our Cancer Information Service looking for information and support after a cancer diagnosis. They express their appreciation when they are connected with a cancer survivor who can share in their experience. We feel reasons to believe in the arms of the children who experience the joy of summer camp at Camp Goodtime. Their playful smiles and hugs prove that we are doing something worthwhile. We re frequently asked, is what you re doing really making a difference? We have many reasons to believe that we are. In 2008, our advocacy efforts tightened control on tobacco and we launched an online smokers support program (smokershelpine.ca). That led to lower smoking rates. We urged the Nova Scotia government to introduce a colorectal screening program and a Family Pharmacare program to improve early detection and ease the financial burden of cancer. They had reason to believe that what we were asking for was vital. They introduced both programs to Nova Scotians. Our Nova Scotia cancer researchers and cancer physicians are making progress. Today, the overall cancer survival rate is 62%, compared to just over 25% in the late 1940s. We have reason to believe that will continue to improve with the work of cancer researchers like Dr. Louise Parker, Canadian Cancer Society Chair in population cancer research. Our volunteer base provides us with 11,000 reasons to believe that Nova Scotians share our voice and commitment to the fight against cancer. As we look forward, it will be our collective responsibility cancer organizations, government, the medical community, and individuals combined to work together to create more reasons to believe that we can live in a world where no individual fears cancer. David Samson Maureen Summers President Executive Director and Chair

6 4 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division the year in review Many Reasons to Believe We pushed for greater tobacco control: Smokers HelpLine Online was launched to help smokers through the quit process. Since the launch, almost 1,500 Nova Scotians have registered for support. The Province of Nova Scotia enacted province-wide no smoking in cars with children and youth under 19 legislation, led by the Town of Wolfville. The town of Bridgewater and Truro passed outdoor Smoke Free Public Spaces by-laws. Smoking rates in Nova Scotia dropped to 19%; that compares to 25% in We made and shared progress in research: 5 Nova Scotian researchers were supported by the Canadian Cancer Society in the areas of prevention and treatment, among others. We invest $37,500 annually in Dalhousie s Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP); these trainees share their work in communities across Nova Scotia. 13 Society funded adult clinical trials and 5 investigational new drug clinical trials were conducted. We advocated for broader access to care: Spurred by advocacy efforts, the Family Pharmacare program was officially introduced in the Spring providing broader access to care and medications for the thousands of Nova Scotians touched by cancer. Province of Nova Scotia committed to re-examining criteria for the Boarding, Transportation, and Ostomy (BTO) program, particularly as it relates to travel expenses. We made the environment a priority: Launched Environment, Cancer and You web resource in the Fall, accessed by more than 300 Nova Scotians. We continue to call upon government to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides. We affirmed that early detection can help save lives: 5 year survival rates rose to 62%; in the 1940s it was only 25%. The Province of Nova Scotia committed $2.7 million to fund a Colorectal Cancer Screening program advocated for by the Canadian Cancer Society; colorectal cancer, when detected early, has a 90% cure rate.

7 Report to the Community 5 We began the journey towards understanding why Nova Scotians are at higher cancer risk: Dr. Louise Parker, Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Population Cancer Research, set up the first Population Research Assessment Centre (Atlantic PATH) and completed the pilot study to refine procedures. A Logistical Feat Led by Dr. Louise Parker, Atlantic PATH has: assembled a research team hired and trained 40 study staff constructed its first assessment centre purchased equipment and supplies for three assessment centres produced a website and consent video installed six 80 o C freezers for sample storage obtained 450,000 cryovials for blood, urine and saliva sample storage obtained 30,000 plastic bags for toenail clippings ordered 45,000 vacutainers and needles for taking blood We reached out to more Nova Scotians: 1048 Nova Scotians stayed at the Lodge That Gives, providing them with safe, supportive accommodations during cancer treatment and follow-up appointments. More than 300 Peer Support Matches were made, an increase of 9% over the previous year. More than 300 Nova Scotians participated in the 2nd annual Ideas. Insight. Inspiration. Patient Family Conference for Nova Scotians living with cancer and their families. We shared our story: Almost 10,000 Nova Scotians participated in our signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, in 23 communities across Nova Scotia, celebrating survivorship, remembering loved ones and fighting back against cancer. Our 11,000 strong force of volunteers dedicated their time energy, and experiences to advance our mission and vision. Volunteers canvassed Nova Scotians through Residential and Daffodil campaigns raising awareness and more than $1,000,000.

8 6 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division research: evidence We re zeroing in on why Nova Scotians are at increased cancer risk. Nova Scotians are participating in Atlantic PATH to help us understand cancer risk factors specific to this part of the country. Over the past year, Dr. Louise Parker has taken great strides in her quest to understand why Nova Scotia has the highest cancer rates in all of Canada. As of April, 2009 more than 800 people had completed the Atlantic PATH enrolment process.

9 Report to the Community 7 dr. louise parker is the Canadian Cancer Society s Chair in determine how lifestyle, genetics and the environment influence population cancer research. She s leading the largest population cancer research study ever undertaken in Atlantic Canada the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow s Health (Atlantic PATH, supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer). As an epidemiologist at Dalhousie University and the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in population cancer research, Dr. Parker doesn t look for answers in a lab or clinic. She studies cancer in the community at large. In 2008, Dr. Parker designed the PATH study, constructed and equipped the study s first assessment the development of cancer. We ve had promising response, says Dr. Parker, referring to the more than 2,000 Nova Scotians who contacted the Atlantic PATH within a week of the launch, asking to take part. The people of Nova Scotia have really stepped up to take ownership of the project. We re seeing such spirit in these volunteers, such a desire to help solve the cancer problem we have here. In addition to providing samples of blood, urine, saliva and even toenail clippings to the researchers, they answered detailed questionnaires about their centre, hired and trained staff, and diet and lifestyle, the jobs they ve completed a pilot study to refine A Multi-faceted Research Program held, the places they ve lived, Louise Parker is pursuing numerous research questions procedures. beyond the Atlantic PATH. For example, she is and their own and their family s Over the next four years, she will expand her research to include New working with colleagues to map obesity in Nova Scotia. working with computer scientists and childhood cancer medical history. The assessment centre staff then weighed them and specialists to design and test a handheld device young Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and cancer patients and survivors can use to stay connected measured their height, waist and hip Newfoundland and Labrador. with their care team and peers in similar situations. circumference, body fat percentage, launching new studies of the role of arsenic, radon and There s no simple answer that lipid disorders in cancer development. explains why any one person gets cancer, notes Dr. Parker. The causes grip strength and heel-bone density. The volunteers also agreed to be contacted for future samples, surveys are complex and involve that person s genetic makeup, diet, lifestyle habits, and the accumulated effects of exposure to radiation, chemicals and other substances over their lifetime. But by studying large numbers of people over a long period of time, researchers can identify patterns of cancer occurrence that shed light on the causes. Atlantic Path will follow 30,000 Atlantic Canadian men and women between the ages of 35 and 69 for up to 30 years to and measurements, and to allow the researchers to monitor their long-term health status through cancer registries, hospital records and other health databases. We are amassing an enormous bank of data for researchers to analyze, Dr. Parker says. The findings will reveal a great deal about the causes of cancer and our region s exceptionally high rates, and show the way to new approaches of diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer.

10 8 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division research: future discovery The Nova Scotia cancer research community is thriving: CCS funded research students shared their progress in communities across Nova Scotia. while research is about pursuing new ideas, it is also about a lot of hard work. In the lab, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows carry the day-to-day load of running the actual experiments. The Canadian Cancer Society in Nova research capacity here, so they invested $750,000 in creating a cancer research training program. Without students and post-docs, we couldn t generate findings, says Dr. David Waisman, a senior Scotia is a key partner in Dalhousie University s cancer researcher at Dalhousie Medical School. Our Newest Trainee Cancer Research Training Program, providing If I had to do all my own experiments, two-year salary grants to the program s topranked When his sister died of non-hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 14, Michael I wouldn t have time to keep up with the graduate students. But more than this, Forrester knew he would dedicate his life to the fight against cancer. His scientific literature, develop research questions the Society played a pivotal role in getting the program off the ground. Students are crucial to our current ultimate goal is to become a clinician scientist, so he can do research while also caring for patients. For now he is pursuing his Masters or write grant proposals. I wouldn t have a research program. Not only do trainees do the hands-on work, they contribute ideas and make degree, working with Dr. Jason Berman research efforts but, just as importantly, they at the IWK Health Centre to understand research a team effort. represent the future of scientific discovery, why acute myelogenous leukemia PhD student Paul O Connell holds a is resistant to chemotherapy. The says Dr. Gerry Johnston, a senior cancer researchers are using zebrafish to study current Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia a particular genetic mutation that makes researcher and associate dean of research at the disease so difficult to treat, and Division) studentship award. He works with Dalhousie Medical School. to test an array of drugs that may block Dr. Waisman, exploring how cancer is able the effects of the mutation. We are fortunate to have a well-funded to spread around the body, and why a certain Cancer Research Training Program that enables us to support 18 graduate students each year. The Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Cancer Society jumpstarted the whole training initiative in the late 1990s, says Dr. Johnston. Donors were giving money to the division for research but our cancer research community was small and there wasn t much to fund. The Nova Scotia Division wanted to help build the kind of leukemia causes internal bleeding. He says the Cancer Research Training Program has prepared him well for a career in cancer research. On top of research experience, the program helps us develop our skill at writing grants, preparing CVs, and communicating our research, says Paul. These skills give us a leg up in contributing to the fight against cancer.

11 Report to the Community 9 The Cancer Research Training Program is funded by a collective that also includes the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Care Nova Scotia. The Society has funded 10 research trainees to date and dramatically increased the focus on cancer research at Dalhousie Medical School. Michael Forrester, research trainee at the IWK Health Centre.

12 10 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division The Town of Bridgewater introduced an important Smoke-Free Public Spaces by-law. More towns in Nova Scotia are following suit. In 2008, smoking rates in Nova Scotia dropped to 19% compared to 25% in That s progress and the result of consistent efforts in tobacco control and awareness.

13 Report to the Community 11 advocacy Our advocacy work in tobacco control led to the introduction of Smoke-Free Public Spaces by-laws in Nova Scotia communities, and the province-wide adoption of the no smoking in cars with children and youth under 19 legislation. tobacco control is an ongoing priority for us because tobacco is the biggest preventable cause of cancer death. Our advocacy work led to the introduction of Smoke Free Public Places by-laws in Bridgewater and Truro, and the province-wide implementation of Canada s first no smoking in cars with children and youth under 19 legislation. Nationally, we continue to advocate for strong federal action against tobacco contraband, and we are making progress toward stronger restrictions on flavoured tobacco and tobacco marketing. While we are making progress, smoking rates in this province (19%) are still higher than the national average (18%) and that means we must be ever vigilant in continuing the prevention work we ve been doing to reduce smoking rates even further. Our advocacy in other areas saw tangible results as well. We helped significantly reduce the financial burden of cancer with the introduction of the Nova Scotia Family Pharmacare Program in March, Family Pharmacare makes access to medications available to more Nova Scotians. Cancer screening programs have been at the top of our advocacy priority list. Evidence shows that for many cancers, including colorectal cancer, early detection can save lives. In the case of colorectal cancer, if caught early, the cure rate is 90% and that warranted our full advocacy attention. As a result, the Nova Scotia government announced plans for a life-saving colorectal cancer screening program to be phased in The screening program was officially launched in three District Health Authorities in March, 2009.

14 12 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division support 1048 Nova Scotians touched by cancer stayed at the Lodge That Gives. It s more than a place to stay during cancer treatment, it s a support network that eases the cancer treatment experience. the canadian cancer society understands that medicalrelated travel can present individuals and families with an additional financial burden at an already stressful time in their lives. For more than 1,000 Nova Scotians living with cancer, The Canadian Cancer Society s Lodge That Gives (The Lodge) provided not only accommodations support but also emotional support to cancer patients and their caregivers from all pockets of the province. Built in 1990, The Lodge eases the financial burden of cancer for Nova Scotians. The Lodge is located in close proximity to the province s major cancer treatment centres and that makes travel to and from appointments and treatment much more convenient. The Lodge offers numerous services and residents find they have access to many of the comforts of home. Free accommodations and meals are provided to individuals who must travel to Halifax for cancer-related treatment and appointments. Yarmouth county resident Jocelyn Sarty vividly remembers the day her 16-year old daughter, Jalisa, was diagnosed with lymphoma. She also remembers the anxiety of having to organize her family s life in an hour and a half around Jalisa s treatment plan that would be centered in Halifax. A true Mom, Jocelyn credits The Lodge with practicalities that ease Jalisa s cancer experience. She s thankful that they can share a private room and that they re located just across the street from Jalisa s medical team. Jocelyn is also grateful for social interactions with other lodge residents who provide an understanding shoulder to lean on. Your typical teenager, Jalisa appreciates the fact that she can surf the net, stay up late and sleep in later. Staying at The Lodge just lets me be me, Jalisa says.

15 Report to the Community 13 Of the 1048 Nova Scotians who stayed at The Lodge in 2008, 24 per cent came from as far away as Southwest Nova and 20 per cent from Cape Breton. Lodge residents, Jocelyn Sarty and her 16-year old daughter, Jalisa.

16 14 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division Judy Robertson, colorectal cancer survivor. Research suggests that fifty per cent of all cancers are preventable. And many cancers, if caught early enough, are curable. Nowhere is that more evident than in the case of colorectal cancer, where diet, lifestyle, and screening play an important role in prevention, and if caught early, the cure rate is 90%.

17 Report to the Community 15 prevention With a five year survival rate of 62%, more people are living longer due in part to early detection. We advocated for a colorectal cancer screening program and the province announced its financial commitment to make it happen. while there are some risk factors for cancer that we cannot change, such as age, sex and genetic inheritance, there are changes that can improve the odds of never hearing the words, you have cancer. contribute to certain types of cancers. More information on that can be found at We ve also learned that when cancer is found early, it is often easier to treat. Recognizing symptoms Knowing your body and taking charge and getting regular checkups is On the Road to Recovery of your own health is a good place to start. important. We ve made prevention a priority. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in Canada combined. Early detection of cancer by It is estimated that 840 Nova Scotians will be Nova Scotia has the distinction of having diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. testing or checking for disease when among the highest cancer incidence rates Judy Robertson is one Nova Scotia resident who you don t have any symptoms could in the country. credits being alive today with the benefits of save your life. Screening tests can early detection. Risk factors we have the power to help find cancer at its earliest and It wasn t until her normal daily activities control include: started to leave her winded that she visited her most treatable stage. doctor who recommended routine blood work. eliminating tobacco use The results showed that Judy s iron was dangerously In Nova Scotia, we ve advocated low. Subsequent tests detected a 3.5 centimeter eating a healthy balanced diet for screening programs. Currently, tumor on her colon that required immediate avoiding overexposure to the sun medical attention. Nova Scotians have access to breast getting more physical activity Because of early detection Judy is well on the road to and cervical cancer screening recovery and wants others to benefit from her story. maintaining a healthy weight programs. In 2008, a colorectal In my case, listening to my body was vital. It told Exposure to environmental and occupational chemicals are also modifiable risk factors but we re still learning about me something wasn t right. I m glad I listened. cancer screening program was announced. The program officially launced in March Nova what that means in this province. What we have learned is that high levels of radon in homes and arsenic in drinking water Scotians should talk to their healthcare provider about what screening programs are suitable for them.

18 spotlight on jennifer butts Volunteer Extraordinaire

19 Report to the Community 17 Jennifer Butts is a role model for the community, young and old alike. The grade 12 Port Hawkesbury student was diagnosed with Hodgkin s Lymphoma five years ago and has made incredible personal sacrifices to do her part in the fight against cancer. jennifer has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life since her diagnosis in 2004 at the age of 13. First, as a participant then as a Survivor Committee member for her local Relay For Life events. Jennifer also connected her local high school with Relay For Life and played a significant role in their fundraising initiatives. She has been a volunteer with Camp Goodtime and is also on the organizing committee for the local Curl for Cancer team, entering a team from her high school each year. We think you ll agree that Jennifer Butts is indeed a force to be reckoned with. Every year the Canadian Cancer Society recognizes those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary efforts and contributions. Jennifer Butts has been awarded the National Medal of Courage for this very reason. In the face of her own personal challenges, Jennifer has exhibited outstanding, exceptional courage including a contribution which has significantly helped to further the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society. Jennifer is a shining example of the impact one individual can have on the lives of others. The Canadian Cancer Society family would like to extend sincere congratulations and thanks to Jennifer for making a difference in the fight against cancer. Above: Shirley MacLeod, Chair of the Society s Honours and Awards Committee, shows her pride in Medal of Courage recipient Jennifer Butts. Inset: David Samson, President, Nova Scotia Division, presents Jennifer with her medal.

20 18 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division report from the treasurer This report covers financial highlights from the fiscal year ending January 31, the support of our volunteers, donors, staff and supporters is the cornerstone of our progress. Total Revenues in the operating fund for this fiscal year totaled $7.2 million. This is largely attributable to the success of our diversified fundraising activities, which raised $6.3 million as compared to $5.5 million the previous year. That represents a 14% increase. Our signature fundraising event, Relay For Life, continues to grow, raising over $2.3 million in 23 communities across the province, a 10% increase over last year. Revenues from Major and Planned Giving more than doubled this year for a total of $1.3 million due to the receipt of a bequest over $780,000. Door-to-door residential and daffodil campaigns brought in $1 million, continuing to be a major stream of revenue. The growth in revenues allowed us to commit more resources to our priority areas. Administration expenses were maintained at the same percentage as the previous year, while fundraising expenses continued to reflect investment in improving the depth and scope of our fundraising activities. Our financial position remained stable as we continued to invest in low-risk, high grade financial instruments such as treasury bills, bankers acceptances and government bonds, all of which ensure that cash is available when required. During the fiscal year, the board of directors created an internally restricted fund to support a capital campaign/major gifts initiative to further our mission delivery capabilities. Those internally restricted funds include an operating reserve that would provide continued funding in the event of adverse conditions. Ongoing support from individuals, groups and businesses allow us to continue our mission by funding some of the most promising research to eradicate cancer, and delivering programs and services that enhance the quality of life of the thousands of Nova Scotians living with cancer. Susan McIsaac, CA Treasurer The Division s financial operations for were audited by KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants. Financial statements are available upon request.

21 Report to the Community 19 financial position January 31, 2009 with comparative figures for 2008 operating fund Year Ended January 31, 2009 with comparative figures for 2008 (in thousands of dollars) (in thousands of dollars) ASSETS Cash and investments 7,718 6,569 Capital Assets 1,961 1,973 Other Assets ,993 8,890 LIABILITIES Current liabilities Other liabilities ,659 1,355 RESOURCES Externally restricted 2,623 2,442 Invested in Capital Assets 1,961 1,973 Internally restricted 2,016 1,354 Unrestricted 1,734 1,766 9,993 8,890 REVENUE Annual campaigns 1,672 1,812 Special Events 2,819 2,566 In Memoriam Major & planned gifts 1, Other Income 960 1,061 7,242 6,578 EXPENDITURES Prevention Advocacy Research 1,000 1,000 Information Support for people living with cancer 1,277 1,408 Fundraising 2,154 2,064 Administration ,480 6,154 Increase in resources The above data has been extracted and summarized from the 2009 Audited Financial Statements of the Division. A complete set of financial statements is available upon request. RESTRICTED CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND Revenues 97 Expenses 143 Decrease in resources (46) Transfers from Internally restricted 143 Balance in Restricted Fund 97

22 20 Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division thanks to our generous supporters Sponsors of the 2nd annual Ideas. Insight. Inspiration. Patient Family Conference were Cancer Care Nova Scotia and the QEII Foundation. Once again, our annual Daffodil Campaign sponsor was Farmer s Dairy. Many thanks to the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign for their contribution to Canadian Cancer Society through Healthpartners. Thank you to our Relay for Life Atlantic regional sponsors, as well as the many community sponsors throughout Nova Scotia: A (formerly (ASN) Atlantic Lottery Corporation Medavie Blue Cross Local community sponsors: acadia: Acadia University. arichat: The Hawk; Credit Unions Cape Breton; Premium Group; Ecole Beau-Port. bridgewater: Lighthouse Publishing; Brown s Self Storage; CKBW; Exit. cheticamp: Credit Union. chester: Premier Mortgage; Premier Van Lines; Premier Storage; New Ross Credit Union; Chadwicks. clare: Clare Dodge; Caisse Populaire de Clare; Comeau s SeaFoods. cumberland county: Town of Amherst; AM 90 CKDH; Amherst Daily News; Oxford Frozen Foods; Superstore. digby: Sobeys; Pharmasave; Convergys; Fairway s. east hants: ING; AA Munro. halifax: Cabin Coffee; Naton Entertainment; M&M Meat Shops. kentville: Magic 94.5/AVR. middleton: Town of Middleton; Rona; 14 Wing Greenwood; Tim Hortons; Magic parrsboro: Sargent s; Parrsboro Lion s Club. pictou county: The Advocate; GMPD Law; Kinsmen of Canada; Tim Hortons; Town of New Glasgow; The News; Scotsburn Dairy; Sobeys; East Coast FM 94.1; Atlantic Superstore. port hawkesbury: Tri-Mac Toyota; Ceilidh Tent & Events; Superstore; Maritime Inn; Hawk; Central; Stait Area Chamber of Commerce; Lions club; Sky Dining; Canadian Tire. sackville: Ramar; RBC. st fx: St FX University. sydney: Tim Hortons; City Printers; Scotsburn; Credit Unions Cape Breton; Sobeys; 94.9 The Cape/CJCB; DND Victoria Park. the bay: Swiss Chalet; Java Factory. truro: Truro Daily News; Big Dog CatCountry Radio; M&M Meat Shops; Irving; Aggregate Equipment; AgriTECH; Scotsburn Dairy; Tim Hortons; Wilson Fuels. yarmouth: The Cat Rental Store; Coastal Financial Credit Union; CJLS The Wave; Ocean Blue Music; Tim Hortons. Organizations that contributed $2,000 or more in gifts or sponsorship in fiscal year : 14 Wing Combined Charities Fund Around the Bend Foundation Best Buy Caisse Populaire de Clare CIBC World Markets Children s Miracle Foundation Coastal Financial Credit Union (Yarmouth) Comeau s SeaFoods Limited Credit Unions of Cape Breton CSC Corporate Domains Canada Emergency Medical Care Inc. EnCana Cares Foundation Fraser s Pro Home Centre Frederick & Abbie Lane Charity Fund Halifax West High School ING Canada Johnston Equipment Manulife Financial Life Insurance Company McInness Cooper Nova Scotia Insurance Women Association Nova Scotia Power Ocean Choices International Incorporated Oxford Frozen Foods Limited Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association Pierceys Building Supplies R & R Pools RBC Foundation Sancton Group Inc. Scotiabank Scott Zinck Memorial Golf Tournament St. Mary s University A.C.E. Group Steel Centre Credit Union Limited Sun Vette Racing Inc. TD Waterhouse Private Giving Foundation United Way of Cape Breton United Way of Halifax Region United Way of Lunenburg County United Way/Centraide Ottawa Waldale Manufacturing Limited We would like to gratefully acknowledge gifts received from the following estates: Doris Pride Beuree Murray Hall Boland Janet Louise Cook Barbara Faye Copus Robert John Gray Eileen MacKay Hiltz Jean Alexandra Sophia Hughes Clarence Russell Isnor Vida Olivia Large Rhoda Marion MacLean Elizabeth Young Fraser MacLeod Marilyn Louise Melick Margaret Ellen Jean Mitchell James Howe Murchy Jean Anningson Parks Helen Dickson Purves Katherine S. Schwartz Donald James Thouless

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