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A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Wayne James battle prostate cancer. PHOTO Wayne James

Giving back to somebody that has given so much to the collision repair industry.

Wayne James has devoted his life and career to the automotive industry.

A former director at MAACO and board member for the Ontario College of Trades, Wayne has long been a strong advocate of elevating the bar in the collision repair sector, as well as taking an active role in giving back to the community and helping others reach their goals in this dynamic and rewarding profession.

In March 2020, Wayne was sadly diagnosed with metastasized prostate cancer.

He has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation and cancer treatment medication.

Unfortunately, Wayne suffers from a rare Gene—BRCA2 which makes him more susceptible to aggressive cancers.

New treatment

A new treatment, Lynparze (Olaparib) has been developed, which has already shown strong success in combatting aggressive cancers, yet the high cost of treatment (more than $90,000 annually) makes it extremely expensive.

In recognizing Wayne’s devotion to the industry and support for collision and auto body pre-apprenticeship programs in Scarborough, Ont., a GoFundMe online fundraising campaign has been set up to raise money to support Wayne in his fight against this terrible prostate cancer via Lynparze, so both he and his family can focus on treatment without having to worry about the financial implications.

We all wish Wayne the best of luck in combatting this disease and giving back to somebody who has already given so much to the industry and those within it.

For more details and how you can help, visit the link below or contact Marc Tremblay at [email protected].



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