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5,521 walkers begin second day of 60-km Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk raising $17.3 million
Walkers will finish the last 30-km of their journey at the Direct Energy Centre on the CNE Grounds
(Toronto, ON) September 9, 2007 - Early this morning, 5,521 Weekend to End Breast Cancer walkers, the largest number in the event’s five year history, set off on Day Two of their 60-km walk. Yesterday, Princess Margaret Hospital announced that these women and men raised $17,300,000 in Toronto’s 5th annual The Weekend to End Breast Cancer® event, a 60-kilometre walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and care in Toronto. The 6th annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital is already planned for Sept. 5-7, 2008.
The 2007 Route Map is here!
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Great news in Toronto Star:
Jul 27, 2007
Clinic offers same-day breast cancer diagnosis
The new Rapid Diagnostic Breast Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital offers patients a diagnosis in one day instead of weeks or months. Clinic funds from The Weekend to End Breast Cancer.
Due to the incredible response we’ve received from caring women and men like you, registration for The Toronto Weekend to End Breast Cancer® is closed.
If you'd like to take part as a Volunteer and contribute to this life-changing event, please call us at (416) 815-WALK (9255).
What is The Weekend to End Breast Cancer?
We all leave a mark on the world. The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital can be yours. During one amazing weekend, September 7th - 9th, 2007, thousands of women and men will unite in Toronto to walk 60 kilometres in a bold display of courage and commitment. It’s a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. The money you help raise will benefit Princess Margaret Hospital, a leader in the fight against breast cancer. One in every nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Maybe someone in your life has been affected. The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is your chance to make a difference; it’s your chance to leave a mark in the fight against breast cancer.
Commit to a cure. Register today.
By walking in The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, you will support breast cancer research, treatment, and care at Princess Margaret Hospital. As Canada’s leading cancer research hospital, PMH utilizes funds from The Weekend to carry out breakthrough initiatives that directly benefit patients and their families. Already, incredible strides have been made thanks to The Weekend. Progress like the establishment of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, the enhancement of treatment programs, and the opening of the world-class Survivorship Centre are all examples of the real impact you can make. And there is still much more to be accomplished. That’s why we need your help. So join us. You already have the courage to find a cure. Now take action to make it a reality.