About Us


Since he was a child, Reid had a passion for flight and for every aspect of the aviation field. Despite the many challenges that Reid faced while living with Ewing sarcoma, his determination and passion for life never waivered and this allowed him to realize his dream of flying. The wings on our logo symbolize Reid’s love of aviation.

Reid often felt frustrated knowing that there was very little being done in the way of research into Ewing sarcoma. He strongly felt the need to address this life threatening issue. Reid would talk with the oncologists about starting a foundation whose main goal would be to raise funds specifically for medical research into this type of cancer.

Reid would be proud to know that he was instrumental in launching this important mission and that finally Ewing sarcoma will be given a voice.

It is the aspiration of the Ewings Cancer Foundation of Canada to provide hope for those that are and those that will be affected by Ewing sarcoma. We are committed to funding the medical research to find new and better treatments and ultimately, the cure.

Our goals are:

  • To provide research grants to establish testing for early detection of Ewing sarcoma.
  • To fund research to enable scientists to unlock the genetic basis of Ewing sarcoma.
  • To expand the pool of medical researchers working in the field of Ewing sarcoma by funding Ewing sarcoma research.
  • To promote and assist Ewing sarcoma researchers by acting as a liaison between patients, researchers and oncologists.
  • To eliminate pain, suffering and death due to Ewing sarcoma by finding more effective treatment options which will ultimately lead to the cure.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS

TINA PERNICA | President

CAROLYN BINGHAM | Vice President

BERNIE PERNICA | Treasurer

LEANNE CORNELL | Secretary and Director of Communications

DANA WOOD | Director, Western Development

GAIL HODGE | Director, Eastern Development

Honorary Board Members

FRANK FERRAGINE
BT-Breakfast Television/Weather Specialist
(City TV)

Scientific Advisory Board

DAVID MALKIN, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Cancer Genetics Program, Division of Haematology/Oncology.
Associate Chief of Research (Clinical)
Senior Scientist, Cancer Research Program Research Institute

 

 

ABHA GUPTA, MD MSc FRCP(C)
Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Hospital
Staff Oncologist

DR.JEFFREY J. BERNHOLTZ, MD
General Practitioner

JENNIFER BREATON, RN., MHSc
Scientific Advisor

RENATA OSIKA
Strategic Planning Advisor


CONTACT

72 Rockport Crescent
Richmond Hill (Ontario)
L4C 2L8

Telephone: 1.905.737.0127
Email: contact@ewingscancer.ca