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Employment History



Virtual Assistant


Founder and President

Hats Off


Heart & Stroke Foundation


Chemo Group

Board Member
Hats Off

Co-Chair of Fundraising Committee
Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener/Waterloo

Board Member
Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener/Waterloo

Board Member
The Volunteer Action Centre


Bachelor of Arts degree


University of Western Ontario


Non-Profit Management and Fund-Raising Management

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Hats Off to Chemo - News - Oct 2000 'Hats Off will continue to exist as long as Cancer does' Tavistock, Ont, Community Guide [cached]

"Anyone who has seen a friend or family member undergo chemotherapy understands the tremendous physical and emotional effects that accompany this type of treatment," says Tammy Burton, director and co-founder. "A new hat may seem like a small gesture, but it fulfills a practical need for people undergoing treatment and it serves as a demonstration of the care and concern of the greater community."

Some people wrongly believe that when the 20,000 hats goal is reached, Hats Off to Chemo will be nothing but a memory. But "it will exist as long as cancer does! declares Mrs. Burton from the Hats Off to Chemo head office at 36 Regent Street in Shakespeare, Ontario. "Or until chemotherapy is a thing of the past" adds her husband Les, who is a staunch supporter of his wife's project.
Hats Off to Chemo was founded in 1999 by Tammy Burton and Charlie Higgins, in honour of a friend who was diagnosed with cancer.
Tammy read an article in a magazine about a project being undertaken by an 11-year-old girl in Alabama and called her to ask if she could bring it to Canada. Tammy and Charlie were given the rights to promote it anywhere in the world and plans are already underway for similar projects in Britain and Australia.
Tammy is president of Symbidium, a special events consulting firm, and Charlie is the manager of technical support for Eastern District, Union Gas.
Tammy says they have been given straw hats, knitted hats, blossom caps, top hats, wide-brimmed hats and stetsons.
"Because Hats Off to Chemo doesn't campaign for funds, we rely on the support of companies like Union Gas and Sears Canada," says Tammy. "Partnering with these companies allows us to raise awareness of our charity, as well as distribute hats to adults and children undergoing chemo and radiation therapy."
Anyone interested in supporting Hats Off to Chemo can drop off hats at any of the Sears Catalogue, Retail and Furniture Stores across Ontario including Victorian Days and Nights here in Tavistock.
Cancer centers and support groups that wish to contact Hats Off to Chemo can call Tammy Burton Executive Director (519) 501-7518 or send an e-mail to

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Tammy was there to celebrate this amazing gesture of kindness.

" Hats are being provided to those undergoing radiation therapy and chemotherapy in Canada" said Hats Off to Chemo founder Tammy Burton.

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Tammy Burton

Founder and President, Hats Off To Chemo

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Tammy Burton Hats Off to Chemo - Tammy Burton

Tammy Burton
Founder and President, Hats Off To Chemo
As founder and president of Hats Off to Chemo, Tammy Burton is a driving force behind this international non-profit organization, established to donate hats to children and adults undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Tammy, along with Charlie Higgins, founded Hats Off to Chemo in September of 1999 after being confronted with a friend's life-threatening cancer.
Along with founding Hats Off to Chemo, Tammy owns and operates Smelly Paws and Wick-It! Custom Candle Gallery, a candle manufacturing company and retail store.
Tammy has assisted several charitable organizations. She served as a director for the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener/Waterloo and was co-chair of their fundraising committee. She was also President of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Waterloo Region.
Tammy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario. She has also attained a diploma in Non-Profit Management and Fund-Raising Management.
Tammy is married and resides in Shakespeare, Ontario.

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