2018 Journey to Conquer Caner
More than 3,500 walkers and runners participated in this year's Journey to Conquer Cancer on Father's Day, one of three events held by The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in a week. (Photo: TPMCF)

More than 3,500 walkers and runners helped The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation raise $1.6 million at this year's Journey to Conquer Cancer.

The event has participants walk or run routes of one kilometre, three kilometres or five kilometres down University Ave. and around Queen's Park.

"Nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime," says Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

"Cancer impacts all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups, and the Journey is a reflection of that. This family-friendly event is a testament to our community strength and positive impact when we come together for a great cause."

The funds raised in this year's Journey go towards world leading cancer research and clinical care happening at the Princess Margaret. Read more about the event.

The Father's Day event capped off a week of successful events for the cancer foundation.

The previous weekend, the 11th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $18.3 million for the Princess Margaret. Canada's largest cycling fundraiser had 4,555 riders cycle over 200 kilometres in two days. Read more details about this year's ride.

The fifth annual Golf to Conquer Cancer presented by Harry Rosen raised $1.3 million for cancer research at the cancer centre. Canada's top grossing single-day golf fundraiser hosted 200 golfers this year, and to date the event has raised $6 million. Read more about the event.

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