Author Archives: robynwidenmaier

December 22

A holiday surprise for a family coping with cancer

Today I am sharing another video. It shows a magical evening that I was so happy to participate in a few weeks ago. It was a simple but direct way to live our values and connect to the very people everyone here at CCS works for: those living with cancer.  On December 8, 2015, the […]

December 16

Thank you!

Welcome back to my blog!  It has been a while and there is lots going on as I approach the last month of my assignment. Today I am sharing a video that was recorded here at the CCS National Office.   It is a special message for all the incredible donors who help us achieve […]

October 27

Thank you Geri Harris!

Welcome back and thank you for reading! Oct 12th-16th was Volunteer Awareness Week and perhaps you saw and heard more about the PULSE Volunteer Program and all the amazing work PULSE Volunteers are doing on their assignments.  Perhaps you heard some of the impressive statistics from the Pulse Impact Report: Managers and colleagues report that […]

September 25

Could a vaccine prevent cancer from spreading after surgery?

“It seems far-fetched, I know, to use viruses to fight cancer, but I believe there will be a paradigm shift soon,” – Dr. Rebecca Auer, scientist and surgical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital Thanks again for reading my blog!  Last time I described the new Innovation Grant funding program that was introduced by CCSRI in […]

September 10

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

From my previous post you understand why I am so grateful that the “dots” have led me to CCSRI and why research holds a special place in my heart. In this update I will give you an idea of what I have been working on since beginning my Pulse Assignment about six weeks ago. During […]

August 12

Everything happens for a reason…

My friend (and GSK US colleague) Christie Murphy, said this to me when I told her I had been accepted to the Pulse Program and that I was matched to work at the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.  You see, about 3 years ago, Christie and I were getting ready to travel to Ghana to […]