Marina Tumanova Receives the David Harris Award


2017-10-30  |  Recognition |  Posted by: Jessica Lopatka

Each year, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation honours a member of its team with the David Harris Award. This award recognized a true MVP in our fight to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. Someone who courageously pushes the limits, overcomes challenges and makes the Princess Margaret a great place to work.

This morning Marina Tumanova, a web developer at the Princess Margaret, was delighted to be the recipient of the David Harris award. “It is an honour to receive an award for courage. Everyone comes in with their own personal cancer story and that can make the job very emotional at times. But it is also very rewarding to support people in their journeys, and I am so proud I can be part of a team that is really making a difference,” says Marina.

Marina works with people from across the entire foundation and is always a source of positive energy, encouragement, and knowledge. She has worked hard over the years to showcase the work being done by The Princess Margaret through creating an engaging online presence.
This award was created five years ago in memory of the late David Harris who was an influential and driven member of the Princes Margaret’s board of directors. He was a courageous and passionate leader, who helped drive the message about the importance of the world-class research being done by The Princess Margaret here in Toronto.

David lost his battle to cancer in May 2012 at the age of 51, but this award has become a way for staff at the Princess Margaret to remember his dedication to the cause and carry on his legacy.