Women in pink giving thumbs up imageThe sun was shining brightly on September 11, 2010, as 4,633 participants gathered for the 2010 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers. Walkers received a great boost of encouragement during the opening ceremonies at the Canadian National Exhibition, when Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Program Director, PMH, announced that participants had raised $10.8 million. The funding will support breakthrough research, clinical care and survivorship programs focused on women's cancers at PMH and the Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute. The walk has raised a total of $115 million in the past eight years.

UHN staff had a significant presence this year with 68 staff members walking with either The Princess Margaret Dream Team or Paul's PMHF Pacers—together raising over $144,000.

Women dressed in pink wave imageWhether participants walked 30-kilometres in one day or an epic 60-kilometres in two days, all were together on Saturday evening as Drs. Bob Bell, Mary Gospodarowicz and Tak Mak thanked walkers and explained how the funds impact PMH and the Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute.

PMHF gratefully acknowledges the event sponsors for their commitment to this cause, including: Shoppers Drug Mart, CIBC, CP24, 104.5 CHUM-FM, New Balance, Royale, Dasani, Canada Dry, Johnson& Johnson, Breyers, Colio and Trade Secrets.

The ninth annual Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers is scheduled for September 10-11, 2011. For more information or to get involved, please call 416-815-WALK (9255) or visit www.endcancer.ca.

Group photoPicture of the thank you walker banner

 

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