Bunzl raises $55,000 for paediatric brain tumour research

Annual charity golf event has helped raise over $1.45 million toward a cure.

BURLINGTON, ON, July 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Bunzl Canada held its 19(th) annual golf tournament in support of the world's largest brain tumour research centre of its kind, the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

Colleagues, customers and vendors enjoyed the Luau-themed event at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Together they raised $55,000, bringing the total funds raised by the tournament since its inception to over $1.45 Million.

This past year, the Research Centre published a major paper based on its research work related to the delivery of therapeutics to brain tumours across the blood brain barrier (BBB). This has previously been a challenge as the BBB prevents toxins, and even drugs, from crossing into the brain. Now, after having successfully conducted experimental models using Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound, the new strategy will be used to treat brain tumours at The Hospital for Sick Children as early as this Fall.

"This is just one example of some of the great progress we're making, and we're really excited about all the work that's been done." said Dr. James Rutka, Co-director & Principal Investigator at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre. "None of this would have happened without the support we receive through events like the Bunzl Canada golf tournament."

"I want to thank our great vendor partners here at Bunzl Canada who have been an integral part of us being able to support the Centre and its paediatric brain tumour research over the past 19 years." said Bunzl Canada President, John Howlett. "I'm a firm believer that if we arm smart people with the support they need, they will do great things."

See the fun from the golf tournament and watch a video tour with Dr. Rutka at https://www.bunzlcanada.ca/news/Bunzl-Canada-Charity-Golf-Event

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) provides the food and retail packaging, cleaning and hygiene, safety and industrial supplies that keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. The company creates value for customers through global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and specialized category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Bunzl USA Holdings LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl USA Holdings LLC (bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest subsidiary of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.

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