4757 PARTICIPANTS BEGIN DAY TWO OF 60-KM WEEKEND TO END BREAST CANCER WALK RAISING OVER $13 MILLION
Walkers will finish the last 30 km of their 60 km journey at Exhibition Place this afternoon
(Toronto, September 7, 2008) - Yesterday, The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret announced that 4757 participants raised over $13 million in Toronto’s 6th annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer event, a 60 kilometre walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and care at The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret. The seventh annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret is already planned for September 11-13, 2009.
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer®
benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at
The Princess Margaret
60km that can change the world - September 5-7, 2008
Hi, my name is Clare Kravchenko and I’m a cancer survivor. I was 33 weeks pregnant when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Due to the aggressive nature of the tumour, we made the difficult decision to induce labour right away. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy and, after several months of treatment, I’m doing very well! If it weren’t for early detection advancements made possible by The Weekend, I might not be here to raise my son.”
All over Ontario, The Weekend is helping breast cancer patients get the care they need to become breast cancer survivors. Money raised by a rapidly growing number of Walkers is funding advanced research that yields life-saving new treatments. Of course, a cure is the ultimate victory. But with every dollar we raise, with every person who gets a second chance at life, and with every step we take that shows we believe we can change the world, we are on The Road to Victory.
For more information on The Weekend, click here to watch The Weekend to End Breast Cancer video.