Bunzl Canada has now raised over $1.4 Million in support of paediatric brain tumour research

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Bunzl Canada hosted its 18th annual golf tournament in support of b.r.a.i.n.child, a volunteer organization that funds paediatric brain tumour research at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

This year's event, held on July 11th at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario, was attended by Bunzl Canada customers, vendors and employees and raised over $75,000. That brought the total funds raised by the tournament since its inception to over $1.4 Million.

Dr. James Rutka, Co-director & Principal Investigator at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre said, "We've been very pleased and satisfied with the progress we've made over the past 18 years, especially thanks to the funds from the Bunzl golf tournament, along with other sources. These have helped us purchase vital equipment and enabled us to conduct important pilot projects in the laboratory that would otherwise not have been possible."

The Centre's research has helped to advance the treatment of paediatric brain tumours so that, as one b.r.a.i.n.child member observed, children diagnosed today with the same brain tumour her son passed away from 20 years ago are now able to survive.

"Bunzl Canada is proud to continue to support b.r.a.i.n.child and the Research Centre's work. It's a testament to the generosity of the many Bunzl customers, vendors and employees who have contributed over the years," said Bunzl Canada President, John Howlett.  "I look forward to a day, in the not too distant future, where we can celebrate the finding of a cure for this devastating children's disease."

Watch a video tour of the research facility with Dr. Rutka at:

See the fun from the golf tournament at:

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (www.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 brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (www.bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centres 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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