One Walk . One Day. All Cancers…We walk because we can’t walk away!
Dear OneWalk Participants,
This is the all new walk…The Shoppers Drug Mart® ONEWALK to Conquer Cancer.
For over a decade, women and men, just like you, have laced up their shoes and walked for The Princess Margaret. They have walked so that we could make great strides against women’s cancers. They took on the big bold challenge of both walking a great distance and raising an amazing amount of money. They believed in the work of our leading researchers and clinicians at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Their hard work and passion for the cause resulted in over $145 million being raised to support the world-leading work of Dr. Tak Mak and his team, the creation of the first in-hospital survivorship program and many, many clinical enhancements…all focused on increasing survivorship and supporting patients. They walked because they could not walk away.
For many of you who know us, we never stand still at The Princess Margaret…we will not stand still until we have conquered all cancers. We have listened to our community, we have listened to our doctors, and most of all, we have listened to cancer patients and their families. We recognize that women and men are diagnosed with many different types of cancer. We know that the leading cause of death is lung cancer and this is true for both women and men. We know that the most prevalent forms of cancer in women are breast, lung, colorectal and uterine, in that order. We wanted to continue our fight to walk to conquer all types of cancers so that no one is left out or feeling that their cancer is any less important. So this year, we have launched Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. It’s one walk, on one day, for all cancers.
In 2015 the walk is on Saturday September 12th. I hope you will commit to walking 25 km and raising the $1500. We will support you all along the way. I know you will enjoy the enhanced festival atmosphere along the route and at the finish line. You won’t want to miss it. Coloured flags from all of the different types of cancer will form an emotional bond as you complete your journey.
Now is the time for all of us to walk together…because we can’t walk away!
Veteran walkers, I ask you to keep walking. You know the impact you have made and our battle is not over yet. First-time walkers, get ready for a walk that will change your life. Its time has come…it’s OneWalk to Conquer Cancer…All cancers.
We are truly grateful!
Paul Alofs (13 year committed walker)
President & CEO
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation