Dynacare Selects Lymphoma Canada as 2015 Lead Charity

BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Dynacare announced today that it has selected Lymphoma Canada as its 2015 Lead Charity. Each year Dynacare asks its employees to choose a lead Canadian charity whose mission and work resonate most across the company. Typically, it is an organization that promotes health & wellness, has national reach, and supports a cause that is otherwise underfunded and under-recognized.

Lymphoma Canada will receive a $25,000 donation to be directed toward research to improve the understanding of lymphoma, increase treatment options, and move toward a cure.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and the more than 100,000 Canadians living with lymphoma, I am honoured and most appreciative that the employees of Dynacare have selected Lymphoma Canada as the 2015 Lead Charity," said Robin Markowitz, CEO of Lymphoma Canada. "This is a significant amount of funding for a small organization such as ours. We are most thankful. Together, we will support patients and research into the many causes, best treatment options, and ultimately a cure for those living with lymphoma."

Among cancers, lymphoma is the fifth most common in Canada and has the fastest rising incidence rate among young adults. Each year in Canada close to 10,000 people are diagnosed with this blood cancer and over 3,000 die from the disease.

"It gives me great pleasure to see our organization support the fight against lymphoma and make a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from this disease," said Naseem Somani, President and CEO, Dynacare.  "We are tremendously proud of our Lead Charity initiative, it is the cornerstone of our robust Corporate Giving program – to us, making a difference in the places where we live and work is a natural extension of our mission of supporting healthy lives with commitment and care."

"By focusing on underfunded and under-recognized causes and charitable organizations that do great work, we are able to make the greatest possible difference in people's lives for every dollar that we invest in the community," said Scott Hickey, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Dynacare. "We are therefore very proud to support Lymphoma Canada and look forward to collaborating closely with them over the coming year."

About Lymphoma Canada

Lymphoma Canada connects and empowers patients and the lymphoma community through education, support, and research. Together we are promoting early detection, finding new and better treatments, helping patients access those treatments, learning lymphoma's many causes, and finding a cure.

For more information about this registered charity, please visit lymphoma.ca, call 1-866-659-5556 or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more!

About Dynacare

Supporting healthy lives with commitment and care.  By living this mission, Dynacare will achieve its vision of becoming Canada's health and wellness solutions leader.

Dynacare (formerly Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories) is one of Canada's largest providers of health and wellness solutions, with a history that spans more than 50 years. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, the company has operations in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.  Every year, Dynacare takes care of more than 10 million Canadians through the accurate and timely delivery of laboratory test results and other health-related services to patients, physicians, healthcare facilities and companies in a wide range of industries. 

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For further information: please contact Joanna Rizi, Corporate Communications Manager, Dynacare, (905) 790-3515 ext. 5268.


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