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The RYSON team

The RYSON team is committed to the spirit of community in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada and to the pursuit of excellence and achievement by young people. Through sponsorships, donations, employee activities and other programs, our company supports and promotes a number of initiatives, events and charities. Giving a boost to young people, whether through financial support or through encouraging personal growth, is an idea very close to the heart of our company’s ideals and beliefs. We are proud to be involved in our community. Some of our major community initiatives are mentioned below:

 

 

 

4H, Craig’s Cause, East Hants Penguins Minor Baseball, Police Association of Nova Scotia, Feed Nova Scotia, Legion, IWK, Janeway.

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Certificate of Appreciation

 Certificate of Appreciation

Inner Strength

Inner Strength

Thank you!

Good Afternoon,

I would like to personally thank you for your sponsor for the upcoming Hockey Heros Weekend in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In total, the team has raised over $20,000 and counting. We expect to hit $30,000 by the weekend however this could not be made possible without your help. Your donation is greatly appreciated by both myself and the team as a whole.

Kindest Regards,
Brandon Baker

Congrats!!

1We would like to Thank locally owned Ryson Construction Limited for their very generous Sponsorship of The 8th Annual Atlantic Canada Taekwondo Games! We will have athletes attending from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and St Pierre et Miquelon!
A very exciting day of Competition. Thank you

Community Involvement & Sponsorships

hockeytourney-bannerThe RYSON team is committed to the spirit of community in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada and to the pursuit of excellence and achievement by young people. Through sponsorships, donations, employee activities and other programs, our company supports and promotes a number of initiatives, events and charities. Giving a boost to young people, whether through financial support or through encouraging personal growth, is an idea very close to the heart of our company’s ideals and beliefs. We are proud to be involved in our community. Some of our major community initiatives are mentioned below:

  • East Hants Atom AA Penguins Hockey Team
  • Bridgeway Academy
  • Avon River Rats Hockey Team

East Hants Atom AA Penguins Hockey Team

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Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association

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Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association
Campaign Office
3045 Robie Street,
Suite 336 Halifax,
NS B3K 4P6

Dear Valued Supporter,

Please accept this complimentary copy of our 1st Annual Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association’s Wilderness Survial Guide, along with a Certificate of Appreciation acknowledging your support for our project. This booklet contains important information on what to do if you become lost in Nova Scotia’s many wooded areas.

This Wilderness Survival Guide is the result of support given to our Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue during our 2012 – 13 Telephone Appeal, as we always canvas a year in advance of our annual publication.

We look forward to speaking with you sometime in the fall 2013 when we request support for the 2014 edition of this important publication.

Processds from our Wilderness Survival Guide appeal are used to help Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association support the more than 1,000 volunteers in Nova Scotia that search for people who have gone missing in wooded areas or along our coast lines, assist with community evacuations, search for plane crash debris and evidence searches for local police.

Your organization’s continued support for our Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association makes a difference in our communities, and we thank you very much for your endorsenmtnt. If you would like additional copies of our book or further informationn, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-890-4090 (toll free).

Kindest Regards
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Paul Vienneau
President
Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association

Legion Certificate

Legion Certificate

 

 

 

 

Craig's Cause

image1First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your support! Corporate Sponsorship guarantees that our 2013 Maritime Bike Tour for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness and Education is a success!

We are pleased to announce that our 2013 Maritime Bike Tour was an amazing achievement. Further down in this letter, we will outline our success but before we review our measures of success, it is important to demonstrate why your support was so very important. The following is a look at what living with pancreatic cancer means to many.

New research shows, for certain, what some in the medical community have known for years; New research, within Nova Scotia, indicates that persistent lack of confidence in available therapies continues to hinder the long term outcomes of PC. There is a concern that patients may not be receiving optimal care; in fact 60% of all patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, at the beginning of diagnosis, will not receive a referral to a medical oncologist. These statistics are not inclusive to Nova Scotia.

The above is only one example of some very concerning trends which are emerging in the literature, amongst those who are treated with PC. Nationally, research has proven that when chemotherapy is administered following pancreatic cancer resection and for palliation, months of survival increases. However, only a small proportion of patients undergo adjuvant chemotherapy. In fact, patients with pancreatic cancer have the lowest rates of cancer directed therapy out of all major cancers, within Canada.

Other concerning trends indicate that 38% of patients, nationally, with early stage tumours and no identifiable contraindication to surgery did not undergo resection due to failure of proper referral. This means that 38% of patients who were identified as curable, were “missed,” and would succumb to this disease.

Lastly, we live in an aging population, where the incidents of pancreatic cancer are increasing; however surgical interventions (pancreatic cancer resections) have seen a plateau. Some literature would even suggest that resections are in fact decreasing slightly, from 19% to 17% on a national level.

Do we think that these trends are unalterable? Absolutely not. In fact, we have met the physicians and specialists who are committed to helping us change these trends. Not only are they committed to helping us transform these trends, they are willing to work along with us in a collaborative approach. The Maritime Bike Tours have made these partnerships possible.

Lastly, we believe that education and awareness is the only way to alter these concerning trends and to change the stigma that pancreatic cancer carries with it. The target audience should be; physicians, residents, medical students, patients, caregivers and the media outlets. The Maritime Bike Tours have made contact with these target audiences possible.

Below we have outlined our measures of success (awareness, education and pancreatic cancer grants), to show each of our Corporate Sponsors the impact of their support. We hope you are as pleased as we are!

Our television media coverage included:

~ Global Maritime News and National
~ CBC Island News, & Compass.

Our radio coverage included interviews on

~ Q104 interview
~ Q104 st and alone commercials for the month of July.  (Q104 has the largest radio audience in NS)
~ CBC interviews ~ Nova Scotia, Saint John, Fredericton, PEI and Cape Breton (separate from the NS
interview)
~ 95.7 interviews ~ which is broadcasted in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Newspaper coverage included

~ Chronicle Herald
~ Daily Gleaner
~ Ca pe Bret on Post (twice)

PSA’s were played on almost every radio station within the Man.times.

Pancreatic Cancer Information Sessions

Our Pancreatic Cancer Information Sessions at each of the hospitals (QEll Health Sciences Centre, Saint John Regional, Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Cape Breton Regional Hospital) brought patients, caregivers and hospital staff together to not only hear the presentations but to participate in open discussions about the current treatment and care, available to patients in the Maritimes. These conversations were invaluable for both hospitals and to Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society.

Lastly, each of the hospitals participated in the Pancreatic Cancer Information Sessions, volunteering their own special/ties and resources which were included in the presentations. We believe that this was a fantastic achievement, as it demonstrated a new commitment to pancreatic cancer treatment and care and will assist us in slowly changing present day struggles in the treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer.

Lastly, our cyclists and organization rose close to $60,000.00 for pancreatic cancer research grants, which will be offered throughout Canada in 2014.

We would like to thank you, once again, for your support and hope that we can continue this partnership, in the years to come. This continued partnership could mean that one day, pancreatic cancer will become a cancer which receives optimal cancer directed therapies!

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