Colorworks Doing It’s Part to Find a Cure

At Colorworks, we feel that it’s not only important to be strive to be a great company. One of the pillars of our culture is to also be a productive part of the communities we server. In our never ending quest to help find a cure for cancer, Colorworks continues to support the great research work of Professor Michael Ohh and his team at the University of Toronto Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology are doing.  On June 14, 2017, we were honoured to be able to give a $10,475 donation on behalf of the Colorworks Express Autobody Centers staff, management and mobile operators across Canada.

Professor Ohh is known for his pioneering and paradigm-shifting work in the field of hypoxia signalling and cancer cell biology, and has published 75 peer-reviewed articles in journals with broad readership such as Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with an H-index of 40, i10-index of 62 and over 10,000 total citations. Professor Ohh is a recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize, Premier’s Research Excellence Award, and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Oncology.

Pictured L to R: Dr. Yoshihito Kano (U of T Lab of Med & Path), Michael Ohh, PhD (U of T Lab of Med & Path), Greig Clark (Chairman, Colorworks Canada Board of Directors Member), Kevin Carter (CEO, Colorworks Canada)

Putting their money where the microscope is

It’s a positive trend – people wanting to address the root causes of disease by directly donating to research.

On January 20, 2015, Colorworks Express Autobody Centers, including its operating managers from Ontario and Alberta, donated $7,500 to the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.

100% of their donation will go towards Professor Michael Ohh who researches the common causes of cancer, including prostate, breast, colon, pancreatic and kidney cancer. Ohh believes that one of these causes is the role of hypoxia, or oxygen deprivation, in the development of cancer. By understanding the foundation of almost all cancers, he hopes to one day find better treatments and ultimately a cure.

Colorworks CEO, Kevin Carter presents our first cheque to Professor Michael Ohh

 

Professor Michael Ohh L-R: Rob Wilding- Hunstville, Jerry Babineau-Huntsville/Barrie Dents, John Pito-London, Kevin Carter-CEO, Rick Feltham-Oshawa, Michael Ohh-University of Toronto, Darcy Maw-Barrie, and Richard Hegerle-Chair LMP

 

Further Information;

Colorworks_LMP_Article (PDF)

Muscular Dystrophy Assc​ociation

Colorworks CEO, Kevin Carter, presenting a cheque for $25000​ ​ to the Muscular Dystrophy Assc​ociation to John Davidson and Jeff Preston, on behalf of Port Elgin Rotary and the Jeff Preston celebrity golf tournament, recently held at Saugeen Shores golf club in July. More than 200 golfers took part in this, the 19th annual tournament.

John Davidson is the founder of Jesse’s Journey, a small but tenacious charity forged in the name of John’s middle son, who was diagnosed with Duchenne back in the 90’s. Jesses Journey has raised over $5million for research and have established an endowment fund that is over $11million. Their goal is to raise $1million per year and so far this year, they have raised $900,000.

Kevin Carter was proud to be an organizer of this year’s golf event.

For more info on Jesses Journey, please visit www.jessesjourney.com

Vancouver Prostate Centre awarness

On May 2nd, two students, Taylor Scholz and Colorworks founder, Don Konantz’s son, Willy Konantz started their grueling 4,500 km bike trek from London, Ontario to Vancouver, British Columbia to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. All the money raised is going directly to the Vancouver Prostate Centre.

Here are video highlights of their incredible journey. Please watch the video then donate to this great cause.

Website: http://www.ourrideformen.com

Blog: gearwest.wordpress.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/gearwest.fightforsomething

 

Rotary Club

JULY 13, 2012 – What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Colorworks CEO, Kevin Carter is a proud member of the Rotary Club.

Port Elgin Rotary made a $25,000 donation to add to their 1.1million
raised over the past 17 years toward fighting MD.

Pictured in front is Jeff Preston (local hero) and John Davidson (Jesse’s Journey). At back is Pier Donnini of Port Elgin Club and Kevin Carter, CEO of Colorworks Canada, and member of Rotary.

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