The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust is a not-for-profit organization founded by Gerry Pencer to make a difference in the quality of life of people who live with brain tumors. This registered charity is the primary source of funding for ongoing brain tumor research and patient care at The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Donations to The Pencer Brain Trust are fully tax deductible in Canada.
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This year's fundraiser for the Pencer Brain Tumor Centre is taking a completely different approach. We're scaling down the event, holding it at a private and exclusive home, making it much more intimate and hoping to produce significantly more net dollars. This being the event's 13th year, our goal is to bring together our cherished friends and supporters on May 29th as we celebrate Gerry’s life and "Raise the Bar" in his honour. Plans for the evening are in full gear and include a performance by The Temptations Revue, featuring Dennis Edwards, the original voice of smash hits, 'My Girl', 'Just my Imagination' and 'Papa was a Rolling Stone'. In addition, we met with the leadership of Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and learned that because of the tremendous work being done at The Pencer Centre, they will MATCH EVERY DOLLAR RAISED FOR OUR 'RAISING THE BAR' GALA! If you would like to attend Raising the Bar or if you are unable to attend but would like to support the gala by making a donation, CLICK HERE. If you would like to receive a corporate package or be added to our invitation list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-923-2999.
Donations from private, corporate or government sources are gratefully accepted. Your generous support helps to ensure the continuation of our quest for better treatments and services, and ultimately, a cure for brain cancer. The recent breakthrough in the treatment of brain tumors was made possible because of your generosity. Your dollars really do make a tremendous difference in bringing us closer to our goal of finding a cure.
In Memoriam Donation
Donations made in memory of someone who has passed away from a brain tumor. A tribute card with your personalized message will be sent to the family or your designated recipient on your behalf and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.
Make a donation to honour someone who is celebrating a special occasion (such as a wedding anniversary, birthday, or bar/bat mitzvah). You will receive a tax receipt for your generous gift, and we will send a card with your special message to the person being honoured.
The Ride of My Life
This memoir was written by Gerry Pencer and published after his death in 1999. Tax receipts will only be issued for amounts exceeding the purchase price of the book.
Our annual gala is held each spring at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex in Toronto. These are highly successful events with roughly 900 guests in attendance and they raise approximately $600,000 in net proceeds each year to benefit state-of-the-art research and patient care at The Pencer Centre. Packages for sponsorship opportunities and invitations are sent out well in advance of the event. If you would like to receive a sponsor package or have your name added to our invitation list, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 416-923-2999. If you would like to make an online donation for our next gala, please click here.
Thank you. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of people who live with brain tumors and their families. If you have any problems making your donation online or if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 416-923-2999.