Sears Canada Congratulates Sears Childhood Cancer Fellow on Winning Prestigious Award for Neuroblastoma Research

Sears Canada Congratulates Sears Childhood Cancer Fellow on Winning 
Prestigious Award for Neuroblastoma Research 
TORONTO, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Sears Canada extends sincere congratulations to 
Dr. Daniel Morgenstern on being awarded the Brigid Leventhal Special Merit 
Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). 
As part of Sears Canada's commitment to The Hospital for Sick Children's 
(SickKids) paediatric oncology program, the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation 
created the Sears Childhood Cancer Fellowship. Dr. Morgenstern is the first 
physician to receive the Fellowship, whose research is partially funded by 
Sears. 
Dr. Morgenstern investigates potential new drugs for neuroblastoma, a rare 
type of childhood cancer where certain nerve cells become cancerous. Using a 
large international database of neuroblastoma patients, his winning abstract 
detailed a study of outcomes of patients with a certain type of metastatic 
disease. Findings suggested that the way in which neuroblastoma spreads 
throughout the body affects a patient's response to treatment and his or her 
survivability. 
"Sears Canada is proud to have played a part in establishing the Sears 
Childhood Cancer Fellowship that can support world renowned paediatric 
oncology researchers like Dr. Morgenstern," said Calvin McDonald, President 
and CEO, Sears Canada. "The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is committed 
to raising awareness and providing funds for research and treatment in the 
fight against childhood cancer, and we are pleased that the funds we are 
investing on behalf of customers, associates and the Company are making a 
difference." 
"We are thrilled that the experiences gained at SickKids lead to recognition 
for our fellows," said Dr. Jim Whitlock, Head of the Haematology/Oncology 
Division at SickKids. "It really speaks to the quality of research and 
training in our childhood cancer program, and we are grateful for the support 
of Sears Canada for helping to make it happen." 
ASCO is a professional oncology society committed to conquering cancer through 
research, education, prevention and delivery of high-quality patient care. 
Each year a limited number of Merit Awards are made to physicians whose 
research is addressed in high-quality abstracts, and the Brigid Levanthal 
Special Merit Award is given to the fellow who submitted the top abstract in 
Paediatric Oncology. 
About the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation
The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation is a registered Canadian charity that 
collects and distributes donations to charitable organizations that support 
Sears Canada's community investment mandate, which is focused on the healthy 
development of children and youth in the areas of both health and education. 
The health component is centered on raising awareness and providing funds for 
research and treatment for the fight against childhood cancer. The education 
component is centered on after-school programs and initiatives, which enrich 
children's lives and allow them to reach their full potential as contributing 
members of society. 
Contact for Media: Alicia Richler Sears Canada, Corporate Communications (416) 
941-4423 arichle@sears.ca 
SOURCE: Sears Canada Inc. 
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