Princess Margaret Hospital takes home over $360,000 for research at
Prostate Centre thanks to sell-out crowd at Harry's Spring Run-Off
TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - Dressed in everything from shorts to toques to
business suits, a record-number of participants - over 4,000 people - braved
the cold conditions in Toronto's High Park this morning to make their way to
the finish line in the second annual Harry's Spring Run-Off 8K & 5K to Fight
Prostate Cancer. The result was over $360,000 raised for prostate cancer
research at Princess Margaret Hospital's internationally recognized Prostate
"We are thrilled to accept this gift today, which will help our doctors
and investigators continue their ongoing, ground-breaking research at PMH's
Prostate Centre," stated Paul Alofs, President & CEO, Princess Margaret
Hospital Foundation. "Events like this are imperative for raising not only
dollars, but awareness, of this little-discussed disease."
"I'm so pleased that we had such a tremendous turn-out this morning,
despite the weather, to support Harry's Spring Run-Off and Princess Margaret
Hospital," said Larry Rosen, CEO & Chairman of Harry Rosen Inc., who led Harry
Rosen's team of 47 associates in the event. "My sincere thanks go out to the
dedicated survivors, participants, volunteers, sponsors and fundraisers who
helped make today's Run such a huge success."
The 8K competitive run, one of Toronto's earliest and most storied Runs,
enjoyed participation from many elite level athletes. Leading from start to
finish, Thomas Omwenga of Kenya took first place with a time of 24:23. Megan
Brown of Newmarket was the first female finisher with a time of 28:04.
Thousands more took part in the 5K walk and run.
Corporations such as HSBC Bank Canada, Deloitte, Manulife, Coppley
Apparel Group and KPMG all entered corporate teams, with Team Pepsi winning
the title of Fastest Team (winning a prize of Harry Rosen gift cards). Other
awards were given out for finishers in various age categories as well as for
the Best Dressed Runner. Prizes will be handed out in the coming weeks for Top
Individual Fundraiser and Top Team Fundraisers, once the final audited
fundraising results are in.
In addition to title sponsor Harry Rosen Inc., funding for the event was
generously provided by second-time presenting sponsor HSBC Bank Canada; key
sponsors Coppley Apparel Group, New Balance Toronto and Abbott Oncology; and
media sponsors The Globe and Mail and CBS Outdoor.
About Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at University Health Network
raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary education and the
enhancement of compassionate patient care at one of the world's leading cancer
research hospitals, Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the
Ontario Cancer Institute. For more information, please visit www.pmhf.ca.
University Health Network consists of Princess Margaret, Toronto General and
Toronto Western Hospitals, and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the
University of Toronto.
About Harry Rosen Inc.
Harry Rosen Inc., Canada's leading quality men's wear retailer, is
celebrating its 53rd year in business in 2007. With 16 stores across the
country, accounting for 40 percent of the Canadian market in high-end men's
wear, Harry Rosen stores offer extensive collections of the world's finest
men's wear labels including Brioni, Canali, Versace Classic, BOSS Hugo Boss,
Armani Collezioni, Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce
and Gabbana and J.P. Tilford by Samuelsohn. Since 2000, Harry Rosen Inc. has
raised money and awareness for prostate cancer in Canada. Through a variety of
initiatives, nearly $1 million has been donated to organizations across the
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For further information:
For further information: Shauna Cumming, Manager, PR & Special Events,
Harry Rosen Inc., (416) 935-9226, (416) 902-5902 (cell),
firstname.lastname@example.org; Christine Lasky, Vice President, Strategic
Initiatives, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, (416) 946-4515,