Award: Community Role Model
Service: Hamilton Police Service
After Brad's wife Shannon was diagnosed with plasma cell leukaemia, the family not only raised awareness for stem cell and blood donations, but they also raised $50,000 for the Juravinski hospital in Hamilton. Brad rode over 200 km on horseback through the Norfolk and Haldimand Counties in the Ride for the Registry, with incredible support from the community. Sadly, Shannon lost her battle to the horrible disease. Brad and his young daughters know that she would be proud of the work they have done and they people they have helped through stem cell donations.
Brad received 90 nominations from members of the community. Here are a few of them:
“When the Adams family received the devastating news that Brad's wife Shannon had cancer, he began a journey to find a match for her. He rode across our area on horseback to raise awareness and this journey will not stop with Shannon's passing. He is a hero to our community, to his family, and to his beautiful wife.”
Another nominator said, “Brad has a way of leading everyone to believe that if "together we fight", we can find and have the strength to challenge any adversity. He is a hero to all who needs love and support. That, I believe is what makes heroes.”
Brad is the embodiment of a community role model.