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The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund

Toronto, ON

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The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund will support patients and their caregivers who are living with a brain cancer diagnosis. The fund is in memory of Adam Fanaki, a highly respected lawyer in Toronto and all-around great guy, who lost his battle to glioblastoma in February 2020.

The Group’s Purpose

The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund will support programs and services for patients and caregivers living with a brain cancer diagnosis.

The fund is operated by Adam's wife Janet Fanaki and their children Isobel and Sam.

The family knows too well the stress and emotional toll of brain cancer. Their goal is to provide some relief to individuals and their caregivers who are currently going through it, by funding the organizations that focus on brain cancer research, programs and services.

Discussions are held with charities and hospitals in Canada like the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to identify the areas of greatest need.

To date, a large donation was given to BTF to support the ongoing distribution of patient and caregiver handbooks, handed to them upon diagnosis.

BTF will also be able to continue virtual support which has become increasingly necessary during the current pandemic.

We thank all of our donors for their financial support. Special thanks goes to our lead donor Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg LLP along with our major donors BMO Private Wealth, Brian Facey and Julie Soloway, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, TORYS LLP and Nick and Nicki Perpick, and Robert M. Ben of Thomson Rogers Lawyers.

How to Help

People can support The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund by:
- donating money through Charitable Impact Foundation
- donate gift-in-kind products for an upcoming silent auction
- help spread the word about The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund by sharing us on Facebook @theadamfanakibrainfund, Instagram @adamfanakibrainfund or

About the Organizers

Janet and Adam Fanaki were together for 24 fun and adventurous years. They were true partners in every sense, including how they approached Adam's cancer diagnosis, surgery and treatments.

Janet, Isobel and Sam miss Adam very much but are using their grief for a purpose, to help others which in turn helps them feel better too.

When Adam was diagnosed Isobel was 16 and Sam 14 years old. They were by their father's side in the ways that his brain cancer was affecting him both physically and emotionally for over three years.

Since his passing in February 2020, Janet, Isobel and Sam are fully committed to carry on Adam's legacy and help others who are struggling through their own brain cancer story.