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Sandi Gerrard is a member of the Canadian Redesigners Association (CRDA). Together with Val Sharp (President), she has spearheaded the CRDA's Havens for Healing Project, an initiative that gifts women undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer with a redesigned room in their home where they will be able to rest and recover. Sandi has been instrumental in enlisting the help of CRDA Volunteers right across the country for this national initiative. She works with National Ovarian Cancer Association (NOCA) to reach women in treatment and bring awareness of ovarian cancer to the hundreds of women, in the CRDA and within her own neighbourhood. Sandi even organized an internal fundraising drive in support of NOCA.
Ovarian cancer is often called the disease that whispers, because of the subtly of its signs and symptoms. NOCA is proud to have Sandi on board with us to "Turn UP the Volume!" on ovarian cancer.
Submitted by: Janice Chan - Development Manager, National Ovarian Cancer Association
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(Posted by Sara McNulty) Rating
The redesigned room for healing is perfect for anyone suffering from health problems. Thanks to Sandi for her work in helping many women who think they are alone in the war against Ovarian cancer.
(Posted by Val Sharp) Rating
I'm so pleased to see Sandi receive recognition for all her hard work. She is one of the most giving, talented people I know, helping other redesigners in her community as well as all the work she's done on the haven project.
Founder and President
Canadian Redesigners Association