Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Spring Sprint 2007

Spring Sprint 2007

April 17, 2007 07:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: You've Been Diagnosed with a Brain Tumour-How to Manage Your Work and Personal Life During Your Treatment

Level of Disclosure: Brain Tumour Foundation Provides HR tips on Communicating Your Brain Tumour in Your Workplace

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 17, 2007) - Being diagnosed with a brain tumour can be extremely scary and an overwhelming life-altering event. But people affected by a brain tumour can be in control and manage both their work and personal lives while keeping their privacy and dignity in the workplace intact. Brain Tumour Foundation would like to invite you to talk with survivors, human resources professionals, and a leading medical professional on how to manage and cope with everyday life during and after treatment.

- Live Life Through Her Eyes: Lily Kotwal, an employee of Deloitte & Touche LLP is available to share her personal and deeply moving story about the impact her brain tumour treatment has had on both her personal and professional life. She can provide you with real life examples of how she coped with her life during and after her treatment.

Lily can also talk about Deloitte's creation of "Team Lily" in Brain Tumour Foundation's annual Spring Sprint walk in Toronto and how important it is for her to have her workplace supporting her in and outside of the office.

- Communicating with Your Workplace: Beth Tyndall, vice-chair of Brain Tumour Foundation and vice-president of Navantis Inc. can provide you with tips on the best way to communicate your brain tumour to your employer and manage the communication process in the workplace. She can also talk about strategies to manage your work-life balance during and after treatment.

- Managing Your Medical Treatment: Dr. James Perry, Chief of Neurology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and leading medical professional in the brain tumour field, is able to talk about how he coaches and helps his brain tumour patients manage their own treatment and their lives.

About Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Bringing hope for over 25 years, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is celebrating its ability to positively impact the lives of people affected by brain tumours across Canada.

Over 55,000 people in this country are living with a brain tumour and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, many of those are children. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides information through a free, comprehensive Patient Resource Handbook, live and web-based annual education events, and support through a Canada-wide, toll-free 1-800 line, website (www.braintumour.ca), and national support groups that meet monthly in many communities. The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada also supports brain tumour research through annual grants-in-aid program. Please visit Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's website at www.braintumour.ca.

Contact Information

  • For more information and/or to set up an interview
    please contact: Toronto Spring Sprint 2007
    Jane Hunter, Media Co-ordinator
    (416) 464-7301
    Email: jane@fittonhunter.com