Brandt Group of Companies donates $50,000 to Canadian Cancer Society

23 November 2012

Regina -

Photo: Brandt Group donates $50,000 to Canadian Cancer Society

Photo: Pictured here from left to right, the Canadian Cancer Society's Keith Karasin and Susan Elliot receive a $50,000 cheque from Gavin Semple, Brandt Group of Companies and Shaun Semple, Brandt Tractor Limited.

REGINA - The Canadian Cancer Society is the latest beneficiary of Brandt’s “Thanks a Billion” program.  To celebrate reaching $1 billion in annual revenue, the corporation is giving back more than $3 million to its employees, customers and communities.   Brandt’s tremendous generosity will be used for cancer research.   The Society is passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the life of people living with cancer.  “Continued support from generous donors like Brandt will help us continue to make progress in the fight against cancer”, says Keith Karasin, Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society in Saskatchewan.

The Society funds more cancer research, on more types of cancer, than any other national charity. The research we fund is chosen by our internationally renowned peer-review system to ensure that we are funding only the best, most promising research.  Last year, we invested $46 million to fund 274 researchers and 574 students and fellows to carry out 336 research projects.  Research funded by the Society led to 565 scientific papers being published in peer-reviewed journals.

Since the “Thanks a Billion” program started, Brandt has contributed to 90 charitable organizations including the United Way, the Children’s Wish Foundation and the MS Society.

About the Brandt Group of Companies

The Brandt Group of Companies - headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - is comprised of Brandt Agricultural Products Ltd., Brandt Engineered Products Ltd., Brandt Equipment Solutions Ltd., Brandt Road Rail Corporation, and Brandt Tractor Ltd. Brandt Tractor Ltd. is the world’s largest privately held John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer.

Brandt has 27 locations across Canada and the United States and exports their products to North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Brandt is one of Canada’s largest privately owned companies and is among an elite group of Platinum Members of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies program.
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For more information:

Paula Welke
Communications Specialist
Brandt Tractor Ltd.
Phone: 306-337-4032

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Donna Pasiechnik

Manager, Tobacco Control, Media & Government Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Saskatchewan Division

Phone: 306-790-9871