TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada extends sincere
congratulations to Dr. Daniel Morgenstern on being awarded the Brigid
Leventhal Special Merit Award from the American Society of Clinical
As part of Sears Canada's commitment to The Hospital for Sick Children's
(SickKids) paediatric oncology program, the Sears Canada Charitable
Foundation created the Sears Childhood Cancer Fellowship. Dr.
Morgenstern is the first physician to receive the Fellowship, whose
research is partially funded by Sears.
Dr. Morgenstern investigates potential new drugs for neuroblastoma, a
rare type of childhood cancer where certain nerve cells become
cancerous. Using a large international database of neuroblastoma
patients, his winning abstract detailed a study of outcomes of patients
with a certain type of metastatic disease. Findings suggested that the
way in which neuroblastoma spreads throughout the body affects a
patient's response to treatment and his or her survivability.
"Sears Canada is proud to have played a part in establishing the Sears
Childhood Cancer Fellowship that can support world renowned paediatric
oncology researchers like Dr. Morgenstern," said Calvin McDonald,
President and CEO, Sears Canada. "The Sears Canada Charitable
Foundation is committed to raising awareness and providing funds for
research and treatment in the fight against childhood cancer, and we
are pleased that the funds we are investing on behalf of customers,
associates and the Company are making a difference."
"We are thrilled that the experiences gained at SickKids lead to
recognition for our fellows," said Dr. Jim Whitlock, Head of the
Haematology/Oncology Division at SickKids. "It really speaks to the
quality of research and training in our childhood cancer program, and
we are grateful for the support of Sears Canada for helping to make it
ASCO is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer
through research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality
patient care. Each year a limited number of Merit Awards are made to
physicians whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts, and
the Brigid Levanthal Special Merit Award is given to the fellow who
submitted the top abstract in Paediatric Oncology.
About the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation
The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is a registered Canadian charity
that collects and distributes donations to charitable organizations
that support Sears Canada's community investment mandate, which is
focused on the healthy development of children and youth in the areas
of both health and education. The health component is centered on
raising awareness and providing funds for research and treatment for
the fight against childhood cancer. The education component is centered
on after-school programs and initiatives, which enrich children's lives
and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing members of
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