Journey to Conquer Cancer
A little rain didn’t dampen the spirits of these Journey to Conquer Cancer participants. The event raised more than $1.6 million this year. (Photo: TPMCF)

This year's Journey to Conquer Cancer saw a record 3,500 participants raise more than $1.6 million.

Despite some rain at the start of the Father's Day event, the weather turned beautiful within 10 minutes and there was brilliant sunshine as people walked and ran the routes of one kilometre, three kilometres or five kilometres down University Ave. and around Queen's Park.

Since its inception five years ago, the event has raised more than $6.7 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (TPMCF) to support personalized cancer medicine, discovery research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

"Everyone is touched by cancer in some way and Journey allows us to come together on Father's Day to share those stories and support personalized cancer medicine at the Princess Margaret," says Paul Alofs, President and CEO of TPMCF. "The funds raised are vital to helping us achieving our vision to conquer cancer in our lifetime."

Sunday's event, which featured Father's Day activities, live music and family-friendly entertainment, capped a record week for TPMCF, which also saw $20.5 million raised in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 10 and 11, and $1.3 million raised in Monday's Harry Rosen Golf to Conquer Cancer.​

Paul Alofs
Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, holds up a cheque for $1.6 million raised by a record setting 3,500 participants. (Photo: TPMCF)

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