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Colorworks Cares! Supporting U of T Cancer Research

Each year, shop and mobile operators contribute to Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Toronto. This year we took our donation to a collective $52,000! With our focused efforts in working to brand our business and share our Corporate Social Responsibility, this number is sure to increase quickly in the coming year. Way to go!

Thank you for helping us support this initiative. We started this five years ago to help do our part in the fight against prostate cancer. Every dollar we raise goes directly to cancer research. Give back to the community we serve is a true value of Colorworks.

Check out the awesome thank you card from our friends at U of T.

Colorworks Cares! Raises over $40, 000 for Cancer research

Each year, shop and mobile operators contribute to Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Toronto. Last year we took our total donation to $40,000 – well done! This year, the goal is to break $50,000 – let’s do it! Thank you for supporting this initiative, originally started as a show of support for Don Konantz. Don is a prostate cancer survivor and currently lives in Vancouver with his family.

Colorworks Cares! Supporting U of T Cancer Research

Each year, shop and mobile operators contribute to Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Toronto. This year we took our donation to a collective $52,000! With our focused efforts in working to brand our business and share our Corporate Social Responsibility, this number is sure to increase quickly in the coming year. Way to go!

Thank you for helping us support this initiative. We started this five years ago to help do our part in the fight against prostate cancer. Every dollar we raise goes directly to cancer research.

Check out the awesome thank you card from our friends at U of T.

Colorworks Doing It’s Part to Find a Cure

At Colorworks, we strive to be a great company and one of the pillars of our culture is to always be a productive part of the communities we serve. In our never ending quest to help find a cure for cancer, Colorworks continues to support the research efforts of Professor Michael Ohh and his team at the University of Toronto Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology.  On June 14, 2017, we were honoured to  donate $10,475 on behalf of the Colorworks Autobody Centers staff, management, and mobile operators across Canada.

Professor Ohh is known for his  innovative work in the field of hypoxia signalling and cancer cell biology. He has published 75 peer-reviewed articles in many wildly read journals  including Nature Medicine, Cancer Cell, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences with over 10,000 total citations. Professor Ohh is a recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize, the Premier’s Research Excellence Award, and the 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)

Colorworks Founder, Don Konantz, Speaks at Terry Fox Foundation Announcement

Colorworks Founder, Don Konantz

On November 2nd, 2011,  Colorworks Express Autobody Centres founder Don Konantz spoke at the Terry Fox Foundation announcement that they are donating 12.7 million dollars for cancer research. By his own admission, Don is living proof the cancer research matters.  Don was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February 2011.  On that day, Don was undergoing his twelfth day of radiation treatment for lymphoma cancer that developed when his prostate cancer metastasized. Don and his family have always taken part in the Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research.

“We will find a cure,” he said. “My children and your children will live in a cancer-free world.

“We will find the finish line in the Marathon of Hope,”

The biggest chunk of the money goes to a team led by Dr. Martin Gleave of the Vancouver Prostate Centre. The group will get just over $6 million over five years to study stopping the progression of advanced prostate cancer. Ontario and Quebec researchers will get the remainder of the funding.

Dr. Sean Egan of the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto will lead a team getting $2.8 million over three years to find the Achilles heel for primary and metastatic tumours of the breast and brain. Another $3.8 million over three years will go to a team led by Dr. Michel Tremblay of the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre and McGill University in Montreal.

Their research will focus on how cancer cells metabolize in order to lead to targeted therapies.

More Media Coverage:

Global TV – Click here.
Metro News – Click here.
The Province – Click here.
Vancouver Sun – Click here.
News1130 Radio – Click here.
NewsWire.ca – Click here.
World Journal – Click here.

 

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