Woman and child near finish
More than 3,200 people participated in The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer last weekend. (Photo: The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation)

More than 3,200 participants raised $4.7 million in The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer last weekend, bringing the fundraising total to $172 million since the event's inception in 2003.

Funds raised through the annual event support Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.

This year, participants could walk in either the 15-kilometre "Night Walk," which took place on Friday evening, or 15, 25 or 40 kilometres through the streets of Toronto on Saturday.

"Nearly one in two Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and funds raised through the Rexall OneWalk are vital to support the transformational research, world leading clinical enhancements and supportive care programs for cancer patients," said Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer brings together communities of survivors and their supporters who spend months fundraising and training in order to participate. The OneWalk allows participants to choose their distance and to fundraise to support of the type of cancer that matters most to them.

Congratulations to all the participants and their supporters, including leaders and staff from the Princess Margaret and across UHN. Read more about this year's Rexall OneWalk [Editor's Note: Link is no longer available].

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