Next generation fundraiser will consist of a 25 km walk and festival
experience in Toronto and will enable each participant to raise money
for a cancer fund of their choice at the Princess Margaret Cancer
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End
Women's Cancers announced a historic transition of North America's
largest multi-day walk for women's cancers in to the Shoppers Drug Mart
OneWalk To Conquer Cancer in 2015. The next generation fundraiser will
consist of 25 km walk through picturesque streets and communities of
Toronto and an inspiring festival experience in one day to raise vital
funds for Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer
"We are re-launching The Walk with a brand new name and broader appeal
so each Walker can raise funds for the cancer type they care about the
most," said Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer
"When a participant registers for OneWalk, they select a cancer fund the
dollars they raise will support. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre will
use the funds raised to lead the revolution in Personalized Cancer
Medicine, allowing our world-leading doctors and scientists to detect
cancers earlier, diagnose with more precision, target treatment for
each patient and support patients and their families throughout the
cancer journey," Alofs added.
This year, over 97,000 men and over 93,000 women will be diagnosed with
cancer in Canada and over 76,600 people will die from the disease.
OneWalk To Conquer Cancer will bring together communities of women and
men, cancer survivors, donors and all their supporters around a common
goal, to conquer all forms of cancer. Registered walkers will select
from the following cancer funds at the Princess Margaret Cancer
Centre: Discovery Research Fund; Breast; Gynecology (Uterine, Cervical
& Ovarian); Lung, Colon, Rectal and Gastrointestinal, Endocrine;
Prostate, Testicular, Bladder and Genitourinary; Head and Neck; Brain,
Central Nervous System, Eye; Leukemia, Lymphoma, Endocrine; Sarcoma;
Skin Cancer, Melanoma; Childhood Cancers.
"I walk in The Weekend to End Women's Cancers because my mom was
diagnosed with breast cancer, my dad died of leukemia and I was
recently declared breast cancer free," said Randy Mellon, a 12th year
Walker from Toronto.
"I registered in the Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
because cancer doesn't stop. I know how important it is to raise money
for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre so I will continue to support their
goal to conquer cancer in this lifetime and in my lifetime," Mellon
Alofs said funds raised through the Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk To
Conquer Cancer will continue to help end women's cancers such as breast
or gynecologic cancers as well as many other forms of cancer.
"We're extremely grateful and inspired by our Toronto Weekend Walker
community, whose passion and commitment made the event a remarkable
success for our cancer program over the last 12 years," said Alofs.
"We will continue walking. The funds raised through OneWalk To Conquer
Cancer will continue supporting clinical enhancements, survivorship
programs and research of Dr. Tak Mak and his teams at Princess Margaret
Cancer Centre, in addition to enabling those who've been impacted by
other cancers to raise funds and support our other world-leading
doctors and researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre," Alofs
The first annual Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk To Conquer Cancer will take
place on Saturday September 12th of next year in Toronto.
Registration is open to the public online at www.onewalk.ca or by calling (416) 815-WALK (9255).
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ABOUT THE CAMPBELL FAMILY CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE PRINCESS
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SOURCE: OneWalk To Conquer Cancer
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