The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer raised $4 million raised for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.
Since 2003, more than $176 million has been raised by participants in support of cancer research and clinical trials to deliver "Future Care Now" at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
This year 1,734 participants walked either 15 kilometres at the City Nights event last Friday, or 15 kms or 25 kms at the Day Trip event on Saturday.
For the first time, participants headed north of Toronto for the Saturday event, walking the trails through Boyd Conservation Area and Kortright Centre for Conservation.
"Nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and today, more than 60 per cent will survive," says Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. "In the last 20 years, thanks to the help and support from our walkers, we have seen transformational progress in cancer care.
"Although the incidence and prevalence of cancer continues to increase, advances in the precision and personalization of care have resulted in improved outcomes and quality of life for patients."
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