The property and casualty insurance community gathered for the 19th annual WICC Breakfast for Cancer, held November 9 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. More than 400 industry professionals attended the sit-down breakfast and a live panel discussion covering such topics as individual cancer treatment practices in Canada, cancer research and funding. The featured panelists included Bobbie Goldie, cancer survivor and Chubb Canada employee; Dr. Kelly Fathers, senior manager of research communications for the Canadian Cancer Society; and Dr. Uri Tabori, scientist, clinician and a leader in childhood cancer research. The breakfast event chair, Barb Reddick, served as panel moderator.
Following the panel, WICC Ontario co-chairs, Ellen Moore and Marilyn Horrick, announced the award winners for the inaugural WICC 20th Anniversary National Platinum Volunteer Awards. Catherine “Cat” Pickell of Crawford & Company was presented with the Ontario Chapter award for her long-serving dedication to the WICC Ontario Gala event. Thanks and congratulations were also extended to the following award recipients in other chapters: WICC Alberta – Jim Sinclair of Guardian Insurance; WICC British Columbia – Debbie Demar of Marsh and Mary da Costa of The Guarantee; and WICC Quebec – Carole Morin of Travelers.