Annual Run benefits research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and
celebrates Harry Rosen's 60th Anniversary
TORONTO, April 5, 2014 /CNW/ - 5,000 participants showed their support today in Toronto's High Park to
raise $200,000 to benefit prostate cancer research at the Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre during the 9th annual Harry's Spring Run-Off 8K and 5K to Conquer Prostate Cancer. The
run, first sponsored by menswear retailer Harry Rosen in 2005, has
raised more than $2.5 million.
"Since 1954 Harry Rosen has been advising men on all aspects of their
lives," says Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc. "This
year, as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we're more committed than ever to assisting Canadian men.
Why does Harry Rosen care about prostate cancer? Because we care about
men. It's as simple as that."
Participants in the event ranged from elite runners, to those 'suit'ably
attired in creative outfits, and children, as the run also included an
800-metre dash for the youngest philanthropists.
"We're thrilled to partner with Harry's Spring Run-Off. The monies
raised through this event allows us to accelerate Personalized Prostate
Cancer Medicine which focuses on finding the right treatment for the
right patient at the right time." says Dr. Bristow, Senior Scientist at
the Ontario Cancer Institute and GU Radiation Oncologist at Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer threat to Canadian men. One in
seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. Despite
improvements in early detection and therapy for prostate cancer, about
3,940 men died from this disease last year. The good news is more than
90% of prostate cancer cases are curable if detected and treated in
their earliest stages. Men over the age of 45 are urged to speak to
their doctors about testing.
More information about today's run, including full results, can be found
About the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and its research arm, Ontario Cancer
Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research
Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders
in the fight against cancer and delivering personalized cancer
medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top five international cancer research
centres, is a member of the University Health Network, which also
includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto
Rehabilitation Institute. All are research hospitals affiliated with
the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
About Harry Rosen
Harry Rosen Inc., Canada's leading quality menswear retailer, is
celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Founded in 1954 by the man whose name the chain still
bears, Harry Rosen has grown from a single 500-square-foot store in
Toronto to become a powerhouse in Canadian retailing 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 Tom Ford, Brunello
Cucinelli, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Armani Collezioni, Brioni, Canali,
Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Hugo Boss, Prada, Cole Haan, Salvatore
Ferragamo, Loro Piana and J.P. Tilford by Samuelsohn. www.harryrosen.com
Image with caption: "5,000 participants showed their support today to raise nearly $200,000 to benefit prostate cancer research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre during the annual Harry's Spring Run-Off 8K and 5K to Conquer Prostate Cancer. (CNW Group/Harry Rosen Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140405_C8792_PHOTO_EN_38880.jpg
SOURCE: Harry Rosen Inc.
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Harry Rosen Inc.
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