Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario appoints new CEO to lead the fight against
cancer

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Kabat as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society in Ontario effective May 25, 2010.

"We are delighted to have Martin join the Canadian Cancer Society," says Stephen Baron, Chair, Ontario Division Board of Directors. "We welcome his extensive experience and commitment in the fight against cancer."

"I look forward to leading the Society in its mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer," says Martin Kabat.

Kabat, a senior executive, brings extensive financial and academic experience gained internationally in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. He served as President and CEO of the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation from 2004 to 2007 and most recently held the position of President and CEO, MedicAlert Foundation International.

Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Finance and Administration, at iFire Technology Inc., a subsidiary of The Westaim Corporation that sponsors the development of new commercial technologies in Canada and the United States. Earlier, as CFO for The Travelstead Group, Kabat was responsible for an international portfolio of companies based in the USA, Spain, Holland and Australia.

Martin received his undergraduate degree from Washington College in Maryland, his M.A. and Ph. D. from New York University and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

"We're very fortunate to have Martin Kabat help us in the fight against cancer, joining our 65,000 strong volunteers and staff at the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division," says Mr. Baron.

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. If you want to know more about our organization or if you would like information about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

For further information: For further information: Christine Koserski, Public Affairs, Ontario Division, Canadian Cancer Society: (416) 323-7030, ckoserski@ontario.cancer.ca

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