60% of high-priority research goes unfunded.
Mark Robinson of Oakville, Ontario is a chartered accountant and partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is a member of the firm’s executive committee and is the Managing Partner for Global Services and Relationships. Mark has spent his entire career working in a client service oriented national partnership, where building consensus and collaborating with many constituencies are fundamental to success. Mark has a strong history of volunteering with many community and professional service organizations, in roles including volunteer fundraising, event organization, and Board participation.
“My life has been significantly impacted by cancer. Too many Canadians can make the same claim. Although more are winning the fight, there are still too few survivors. I have seen the positive effects arising from improvements in treatment and the quality of life offered to cancer patients. I find their approach to life motivational and have come to a point in time in my life where I am very inspired to both contribute personally and leverage my experiences to help in the eradication of the disease.”
I was staying in St. John’s all by my lonesome because my wife was too sick to travel with me. Daffodil Place was my lifeline.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.