Sîan (pronounced “SHAHN”, a Welsh Gaelic name meaning “precious gift of God”) was diagnosed on May 1st, 1985 as having a form of cancer called ‘primitive neuroectodermal tumour’ in her liver, spine and foot and which spread through her bloodstream. Her parents had never heard of children’s cancer before Sîan got sick, but learnt at a great cost how deadly it can be.
Sharon and Ken Bradwell established the Sîan Bradwell Fund on October 3rd, 1990 – the 6th anniversary of Sian’s birth – to help children with cancer at the Montreal Children’s hospital with the intent to purchase medical equipment for the better diagnosis and treatment of children with cancer. Through various fundraising events over $1,000,000 has been donated to the Hospital.
Now, led by a team of dedicated volunteers, The Sian Bradwell Fund hosts FUNdraising events to raise awareness and purchase priority medical equipment for the Oncology department of SickKids Hospital (Hospital For Sick Children). The Fund has been honoured with its own tile on the Donor Wall.
L to r below: Emily Clark of SickKids Foundation, Peggy Capitain (Event Chairperson) with son Kingsley, Stephanie Rodriguez (Event Co-chair), Tobin Haas (SickKids Ambassador and cancer survivor) and James Capitain.