It’s hard to believe I’m one month into my PULSE assignment at the Canadian Cancer Society. Just a few short weeks ago, I walked into the Society’s office in Toronto (Yonge and St. Clair) and peered into an empty email inbox, wondering what the next six months would hold. Since then, I’ve met some wonderful people, learned some basics about non-profit organizations, and gained an appreciation for the work the Society does. In addition to the patient support programs and policy work they do, they also fund research. A few days ago, I was summarizing the scientific research proposals into simplified summaries. Doing this activity really helped me put into context what the Society does – by fundraising and supporting such research today, patients tomorrow will have better diagnostic and therapeutic options, more time with their families, and yes, perhaps, even a cure one day….
GSK PULSE Volunteer