Stories of Generosity
The Kensington Foundation relies on the kindness of people and organizations within our community. From time to time our benefactors share not only their donations, but their stories with us.
In 2007 I founded The Don McQuaig Foundation, in loving memory of my beloved husband Don who lost his life at the young age of 53, after an eight-month battle with colon cancer. Don was a cherished husband, daddy, friend and colleague. He had led a very healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating well. In addition, he had colonoscopies at ages 45 and 50, but sadly nothing was detected until it was too late.
My four daughters and I are committed to trying to prevent this tragedy from happening to other families. In our efforts to find worthwhile causes to support, we were introduced to the Kensington Clinic by Dr. Sherif Hanna, Don’s surgeon. Having the utmost respect for this talented, knowledgeable and caring physician, we were curious to learn more. After attending an information evening and touring the beautiful facility, we were inspired by the outstanding staff and their vision. It was reassuring to see that this state-of-the-art facility was accessible to everyone in the community.
When we heard that the clinic was in need of a paediatric colonoscope, we were thrilled to be able to assist. Our greatest hope is that this scope will be instrumental in detecting colon cancer at an early stage, and will ultimately save lives. We are grateful to the Kensington Screening Clinic for delivering exceptional healthcare, and look forward to a long and successful association.