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Warde Tannous

 "Spark of Hope"



Amount: $2,000-$5,000

Deadline: Rolling, but results will be available April first for a start date of June 1 (which could be flexible)

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Warde Tannous

 "Spark of Hope"


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The award was established in Warde’s memory to introduce students at any level with no previous experience to the world of Cancer Research, with priority to underrepresented or underprivileged students. The internship will give the student an opportunituy to spend 3 months in a cancer research environment at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, with the goal to encourage them to pursue a future career in focusing on CURING CANCER. 


Warde was born in Lebanon in the beautiful village Tourza, the entry for Valley of the Saints, a world heritage site. She lost her husband when she was only 35. As an under-privileged woman, she raised 7 children on her own during a very difficult time of the Lebanese civil war. When she felt that her family was threatened by the war (being a christian family) she decided to immigrate to Canada looking for a better future for her children. She worked days and night to ensure the well-being of her family. She passed away at the age of 73 from pancreatic cancer. Her last words to her children were: 


“I have completed my mission on this earth, which was to raise you and ensure your future well-being, and now it is time to go”


She rests in peace in the Town of Leamington in Ontario, Canada.     

“A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things, and crushes down remorselessly all that stand in its path”

Agatha Christie

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