Burlington, ON, July 13, 2018 – Bunzl Canada held its 19th annual golf tournament in support of the world’s largest brain tumour research centre of its kind, the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.

Colleagues, customers and vendors enjoyed the Luau-themed event at Greystone Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Together they raised $55,000, bringing the total funds raised by the tournament since its inception to over $1.45 Million.

This past year, the Research Centre published a major paper based on its research work related to the delivery of therapeutics to brain tumours across the blood brain barrier (BBB). This has previously been a challenge as the BBB prevents toxins, and even drugs, from crossing into the brain. Now, after having successfully conducted experimental models using Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound, the new strategy will be used to treat brain tumours at The Hospital for Sick Children as early as this Fall.

“This is just one example of some of the great progress we’re making, and we’re really excited about all the work that’s been done.” said Dr. James Rutka, Co-director & Principal Investigator at the Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre. “None of this would have happened without the support we receive through events like the Bunzl Canada golf tournament.”

“I want to thank our great vendor partners here at Bunzl Canada who have been an integral part of us being able to support the Centre and its paediatric brain tumour research over the past 19 years.” said Bunzl Canada President, John Howlett. “I’m a firm believer that if we arm smart people with the support they need, they will do great things.”

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety products and industrial supplies which keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. The company brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centre throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.

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