Going for Gold!
OneWalk to Conquer Cancer™ is The Princess Margaret's next-generation fundraiser to conquer ALL cancers. Since 2007, the Women in Mining team have fielded a team to raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation – 2017 will be our 11th year walking. Our past and present efforts and commitment to fundraising over the last 11 years have raised approximately $1,020,000! We have thus now surpassed our cumulative goal of $1 million by raising over $130,000!!
The year 2017 marks an important milestone for all Canadians – the country will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. What great timing for our team to reach our cumulative $1 million goal, and to support a Canadian-based cancer centre that is one of the top 5 in the world, enabling its world-leading clinicians and researchers to do amazing work by supporting all three areas of research: basic, translational and clinical research. Funds will help us to detect cancers sooner, to diagnose cancers with more precision, and to support one of the largest clinical research programs in Canada where 20% of patients have access to trials (compared to 4% in the US). Funds will support an institution that is leading personalized cancer care, by targeting treatments for each patient and by growing a comprehensive immunotherapy program. Funds will support a centre that is striving to provide the best available cancer care to all, and to provide the necessary support patients and their families require throughout the cancer journey.
We are so proud to be participating in the OneWalk benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Check out some highlights about the team:
2017 WIM team