Brother Canada Announces Partnership with Childhood Cancer Foundation

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Nov. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd., a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality printing devices for home, office and commercial environments, today announces its partnership with the Childhood Cancer Foundation - Candlelighters Canada. Brother has pledged a three-year, $150,000 commitment to support the charity, which supports children with cancer and their families across Canada through a variety of programs and services.

Through the partnership, which officially launched in Toronto on October 29th at the Foundation's annual gala event, Brother will become a National Sponsor and will help fund a variety of initiatives, including:

    
    -  Childhood Cancer Survivor Scholarship Program: A scholarship program
       for young Canadians who are either in treatment or who have survived
       childhood cancer and are beginning their first year of university or
       college.

    -  Teen Connector: an online social networking site dedicated to teens
       with cancer so they can connect with each other and with mentors
       across the country. www.childhoodcancer.ca/teenconnector

    -  Family Support Kits: Brother will support the shipping of these kits,
       a resource for families of young cancer patients that contains a
       selection of informative books, journals and brochures, including gold
       pins - the international symbol of hope for children with cancer.
    

According to Martin Featherston, President of Brother Canada, the Childhood Cancer Foundation was selected as a partner charity because it reflects the company's commitment to issues related to children and families. "As a company that was originally founded by two brothers, we have a strong culture of family throughout our organization. Not only does the Childhood Cancer Foundation reflect Brother's values of family, teamwork, and commitment to those we serve, but it is also the ideal organization with which to pursue a long-term partnership that will truly allow us to make an impact directly with young cancer patients and their families."

Megan Davidson, President and CEO of the Childhood Cancer Foundation, is delighted to welcome such a generous new sponsor: "We are honoured that Brother Canada has chosen to partner with our Foundation. Their long-term commitment allows us to grow our programs and services that support 10,000 Canadian children who are currently battling cancer."

About the Childhood Cancer Foundation

Based in Toronto, the Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded in 1987 as a support organization to help children with cancer and their families across the country. They are a national organization dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer, with the goal of improving the lives of children with cancer and their families through:

    
    -  The funding and promotion of childhood cancer research, working in
       partnership with all of Canada's 17 childhood cancer hospitals and
       treatment centres.
    -  Support and resource programs for children with cancer and their
       families, including the Family Support Kit, Scholarship Program and
       Benevolent Fund and several other programs that provide information
       and resources to families at critical stages in their cancer journey.
    -  Issues advocacy, including advocating for progressive social and
       healthcare policies in support of childhood cancer.
    

More information about the CCF is available on the organization's Web site at www.childhoodcancer.ca or by calling 1-800-363-1062.

About Brother

Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. is part of an impressive worldwide network of companies that markets a range of business machines and home appliances known for their originality, creativity and reliability: printers, faxes, multifunction centers and labelling machines. Brother also markets a wide range of home and industrial sewing & embroidery machines. Globally, Brother is a 5.7 billion-dollar company, employing about 27,000 people, 160 of whom call Canada home. It has 19 production facilities and 43 sales companies operating in 41 countries and regions around the globe. Brother Canada was established in 1960 and is headquartered in the greater Montreal area. Additional information about Brother and its products is available on www.brother.ca or by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).

Brother and its logo are registered trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd(Nagoya). All specifications referenced herein may change without prior notice. All other logos referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.

SOURCE Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Kristin Gable, Counsellor, Optimum (Cossette Communications), (514) 282-4841, Kristin.Gable@cossette.com

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