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Monday, February 11, 2019

Janis Foligno Foundation Donates $78,500 to Charitable Causes

SUDBURY, ON – The Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) Walford Road Facility is the hub of cancer research in northeastern Ontario and it served as the backdrop for a special announcement Monday morning as former professional ice hockey player, and Janis Foligno Foundation President & CEO, Mike Foligno had the distinct pleasure of announcing a number of donations totalling $78,500 to several deserving charitable causes in Greater Sudbury, Ottawa and British Columbia.

Janis Foligno passed away in 2009 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her legacy lives on through the Janis Foligno Foundation, a charity committed to finding a cure for cancer and helping those battling the disease fight for a brighter future. The Janis Foligno Foundation believes in promoting cancer awareness to aid in early detection and prevention, while also recognizing that working together offers the best opportunity to ensure a bright future for everyone.

“We want to make sure that we take care of our community and as a foundation and a family, we’re very focused on continuing the work my wife started,” says Mike Foligno. “She would be proud to see the work that’s being done here.”

The Down Syndrome Association of Sudbury received $2,500, Epilepsy Ontario and Research supporting XLH x-Linked Hypophosphatemia Rickets Drug Approval at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario each received $3,000, Meals on Wheels Sudbury and Maison McCulloch Hospice each received a $10,000 donation, The Canadian Cancer Society received $10,000 for Breast Cancer Tumour Research by Dr. Mara in British Columbia (this donation was matched by the Canadian Cancer Society for a $20,000 total) and the Northern Cancer Foundation received $40,000 ($20,000 to local breast cancer research at HSNRI and $20,000 to the Health Sciences North Breast Screening and Assessment Service.

For more information about the Janis Foligno Foundation or to make a donation, visit
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