Dwayne Andrews Fund in Support of Gord Downie Brain Cancer Research
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $20,000.00

My Message

My name is Isabel Andrews and I'm 13 years old….

I started this because of my father, Dwayne Andrews, Gord Downie and those who suffer and are affected by brain cancer.

    May 2017, my father was diagnosed with brain cancer a rare form called glioblastoma.  Fortunately he was able to have 92% of the tumor surgically removed. He still needs to do chemo and had to do 6 weeks of radiation treatment for the remaining stuff. This year he had 2 more surgeries, one to remove the dead cancer cells that the chemo killed, and the last one that took place on Thursday was to remove the part of his skull that got infected from the last one. He is currently still in Sunnybrook getting iv medicine.

As you know, Gord Downie has recently passed away from terminal brain cancer. He went to Sunnybrook  Odette Cancer Center just like my dad. Gord and the Tragically Hip went on tour and donated millions of dollars to Sunnybrook brain cancer research which my father directly benefited from.  As a result of these donations and the awareness Gord brought to GBM, a new program was implemented to teach new doctors how to perform these life-saving surgeries.

Gord’s donations is just the beginning. On May 24th, I would like to have all the people of Toronto to wear all grey and donate 2 dollars to the Gord Downie Fund to continue research, and helping fund these programs to help everyone.

Last year, I started a civvies day for my school, St. Cecilia Catholic School on May 25th, because May 27th is a Sunday, where every child is to wear grey items and bring in $2 to donate to the Gord Downie fund. We raised over $1500

 Funds raised will go toward cutting-edge research and patient care. Together we can help support the life saving work that Sunnybrook does everyday. Thank you.

***UPDATE*** Since started this, I sent a letter to the Mayor of Toronto and he has since officially DECLARED SUNDAY MAY 27th 2018 as BRAIN CANCER AWARENESS DAY!!!!! #wearGREY 

We wanted to make this an annual event so I rewrote the Mayor and the Catholic school board.  Mayor Tory accepted and is coming to my school to make the proclamation on Friday May 24th

Event Date
Jan 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Location Name
Sunnybrook Events

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My Supporters (9)

Anonymous donated $1,000.00
Oct 3, 2019 4:25 PM
Sharon and Scott donated $100.00
Jun 11, 2019 10:28 AM
Anonymous donated $250.00
Jun 2, 2019 10:52 AM
Elly left a message
May 31, 2019 2:35 PM
Odie and family - love is the way, and you know where you're going. Thank you for letting me hitch a ride. I am grateful for our friendship and very proud to be part of Dwayne's healing journey. I love you.
Elly Mancinelli donated $250.00
May 31, 2019 2:32 PM
Taylor Andrews donated $100.00
May 28, 2019 2:52 PM
Frank Merigliano donated $100.00
May 25, 2019 8:33 AM
Ross Anderson donated $10.00
May 24, 2019 3:47 PM
Odie Andrews donated $100.00
May 6, 2019 3:06 PM