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The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund

Toronto, ON

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The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund supports patients and their caregivers who are living with a brain tumour. 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 supports programs and services for patients and caregivers living with a brain tumour.

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 living with a brain tumour, by funding the organizations that develop programs and services that target this demographic.

In 2020 we gave a large donation to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to develop virtual care programs as well as for them to continue distributing Patient and Caregiver Handbooks.

Our fundraising will also provide the green light for a special app to be developed by Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre and Dr. James Perry along with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. This app will provide real-time assistance to people living with a brain tumour.

St. Michael's Hospital's Neurosurgery department will receive funds for compassion programs for brain tumour patients.

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
- help spread the word about The Adam Fanaki Brain Fund by sharing us on Facebook @theadamfanakibrainfund, Instagram @theadamfanakibrainfund 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.