On all my visits to Princess Margaret hospital, and over the last several months there have been many, I’ve noticed this big, huge banner over the entrance. It says “I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.” Every time I see that sign, I feel a surge of hope and think, Yes, please let that be true.
“I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.” On September 7th, we are planning to walk 32km to help Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s raise money to fund research to help make this come true. Over the course of the last several months, all of you have been so generous with your offers to help. You sent food, drink, cards, flowers and well-wishes and it has all been amazing. Now, I’m asking if you can support us on this walk. There are several different ways you can help:
1) Walk with us! We’d love to have as many people as possible walking with us that day. It raises awareness and it raises money.
2) Donate – Donations big or small are welcome! A tax receipt is issued for donations over $20.
3) Babysit – We’ll need some friends/family to watch Nate on days we’d like to train and on the actual walk day.
4) Share this page, to raise awareness and encourage donations.
Thank you so much for any help/support you can give. Just a few months ago, I could barely walk 30 minutes without my feet breaking out in a chemo-induced rash. Now, I’m training to do a 32 km walk. It makes me so happy to be coming out of the toughest fight of my life. I hope you’ll join us in raising money so other women, sisters, mothers, daughters, wives, and friends will not have to go through what I did.
Princess Margaret is one of the top cancer centers in North America. Just a couple weeks ago, they made a breakthrough announcement about a potentially revolutionary new drug they are developing. The drug would more successfully target cancer cells and could potentially be used to treat breast, ovarian, lung, pancreas and colon cancers. Much of the research has been funded by money raised by the walk to end women’s cancers.
“I truly believe in this important discovery and its therapeutic potential for cancer patients,” stated Dr. Slamon, best known for his discovery and development of the cancer drug Herceptin. “I am also astounded by the philanthropic generosity of Princess Margaret donors who believe in this project just as much as our teams working in the labs here in Toronto at The Princess Margaret and at UCLA. This milestone could never have been achieved without their support and belief in our collaborative team. I have had the pleasure of attending several events for The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend To End Women’s Cancers. While addressing the crowds, I have witnessed the passion of the walker community.”
I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.
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