On April 26th, 2017, New Signature’s very own Field Marketing Specialist, Laura Daly, was awarded the prestigious 2017 11th Annual York Region Character Community Award. Laura was selected from an inspiring showcase of 140 nominees from across the York Region. Laura Daly, along with her brother Ryan, founded GetRecD, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of local leukemia cancer patients. The organization has raised over $420,000 to directly support patients since its inception in 2003. With her brother’s passing, Laura personally witnessed the toll taken not only on the patients, but also on their families and caregivers. It was very important to her that financial and emotional support be a hallmark of GetRecD’s work. Laura makes the extra effort to ensure events run smoothly, that patients attending are treated as VIPs and those funds are distributed straight to the families affected. She believes in building relationships, remaining strong and positive and always being there as a support in whatever way she might be of help. Laura has also worked to educate others on the growing concerns regarding chemicals in products and the harm they might do. A strong and committed advocate, Laura’s compassion, commitment and courage have made a tremendous difference in helping to lighten the burden for so many in our community. Character Community Foundation of York Region (CCFYR) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, launched in 2001, registered in 2007 and granted status as the first registered Character Community charity in Canada. We are incredibly proud of Laura for this accomplishment! Learn more about GetRecD and the Character Community Awards.