The CMF is honoured to announce a new fundraising campaign, “The Rob Adlam Initiative,” launched by Rob's colleagues on the BCE Pension Surplus negotiating committee. The initiative has been set up by the committee members in remembrance of Rob's leadership, advocacy and selflessness in ultimately succeeding in seeing surplus associated with the BCE Pension Plan distributed to its 1000 members. Sadly, Rob passed away from mesothelioma in 2009 and did not survive to see the successful completion of the project he and his Committee had commenced in 1999.
In appreciation of Rob Adlam and in honour of his family, the initiative aims to raise a total of $100,000 to fund the ongoing efforts of the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation to support mesothelioma patients and their families, and to educate and build capacity relating to the disease amongst Canadian medical practitioners. Each of the committee members is contributing $150; we are pleased to kick off the campaign with a total of $600.
The committee members are requesting your donations as an appropriate wind up for celebrating the success enjoyed in large measure to Rob's leadership, serving as a fitting end to share our success in our project with a cause that mirrors what turned out to be Rob’s final project.
As the committee does not have the contact information for all the affected plan members, your help in spreading the word about this campaign would be greatly appreciated.
Donations to the "Rob Adlam Initiative” may be made online to the CMF by clicking on the Donate Now button here:
Alternatively, visit our donation page to learn how to donate by cheque or credit.
To learn more about Rob Adlam and his story, as written by his widow, Julia, please read the accompanying attachment.
Should you require further information or have specific suggestions about contacting the affected members feel free to contact the RAI Organizing Committee: