Bladder Cancer Canada Raises Funds And Awareness

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Bladder Cancer Canada's 2nd Annual 5K Awareness Walk will take place on September 24 in major cities across Canada. The event has doubled since last year in the number of participants and locations. The goal is to raise $50 000 to support patient education, advocacy and medical research.

The Toronto Walk is being held in the East Don Parkland, 1240 Leslie (NW corner of Sheppard and Leslie). Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. The walk starts at 10:00 a.m.  One hundred fifty to 200 patients, caregivers and supporters are expected to walk and participate in the silent auction following the Walk.

Bladder Cancer Canada was founded in 2009 by bladder cancer survivors David Guttman and Jack Moon. A registered charity, it is the first and only Canadian patient advocacy organization dedicated to bladder cancer issues. Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Canada. A reoccurrence rate of nearly 80% makes it one of the most expensive cancers to treat on a per-patient basis.  It is the 4th most common cancer among men, and the 12th most common among women.

SOURCE Canadian Bladder Cancer Network

For further information:

Greg Neely
Walk Co-Chair
gneely@rogers.com
(647) 231-6333

David Guttman
Chair, Bladder Cancer Canada
davidg@bladdercancercanada.org
(416) 918-8023

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