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Tannys Laughren

Tannys is the current Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation.  Under her leadership the organization has raised over $21 million to support cancer research and patient care in Northeastern Ontario.  She has also taken a leadership role in the multi-million dollar fundraising campaign for the Sam Bruno P.E.T. Scanner fund.  Anyone who knows Tannys will agree that she is driven by a desire to help make her community a better place to live and is actively involved where her passion leads her. Whether it be community services such as the House of Kin, Celebrate Women, Kivi Park Neighbourhood Association, LEAF, CKLU, Sudbury Community Foundation, Children’s Aid Society, YWCA, and Laurentian University’s Status of Women Committee or Associations that involve her children such as the School Parent Council, Sudbury Minor Hockey Association, and Greater Sudbury Soccer, Tannys gives her all. She has been recognized for her community contributions and achievements with Northern Life’s 40 under 40 award, Laurentian University’s Status of Women Award and the Bernadine Yackman Award.  We are honoured to add the prestigious YWCA Woman of Distinction Award to recognize this community leader.