A family enabling the most personal of Personalized Cancer Medicine

Thanks to funds donated and raised each year by the Pencer family, The Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre can provide an enhanced level of care for patients and families facing this serious type of cancer.  This includes care from a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals who provide continuous support throughout a patient’s treatment plan, including nutrition and rehabilitation strategies and access to comprehensive neuropsychological assessment.  The Centre integrates emotional and psychosocial care in a place that is calm, comfortable and doesn’t feel like a hospital. 

About 125 patients come to The Pencer Brain Tumor Centre each week, and the annual fundraiser organized by the family helps ensure that they continue to receive a very personalized level of care. “Our 13th gala, Raising the Bar, was a tribute to Gerry’s life,” said his wife Nancy.  “He would have been thrilled that his friends, family and community collectively raised $1 million for our cause!”  The Pencer family, along with their friends, have raised $12 million since they began their philanthropic support of The Princess Margaret.