2016: The Year in Review at The Princess Margaret

22/12/2016


It’s been a busy year for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, with lots of exciting events taking place and discoveries being made.

We’ve put together a list of notable stories and moments from 2016 in case you missed them the first time around. Enjoy!

 
In January, Steve Merker of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation was recognized as being one of the most influential cyclists in Canada.

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Also in January, The Princess Margaret’s Dr. Frances Shepherd became an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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The Princess Margaret’s Dr. Tak Mak was invited to the Vatican, so he could participate in a special event about immunotherapy in April.

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In June, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $17.3 million in its ninth year. And an intriguing picture of the event made a big impression on social media.

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News broke in late June that Princess Margaret researchers had come up with a new non-invasive test to identify aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

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In August, twin siblings Jorja and Riley proved once again that they are master fundraisers.

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Late in the summer, the unstoppable 103-year-old Kitty Cohen once again helped put OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in the spotlight.

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And the latest OneWalk raised $6.5 million for cancer research in September.

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Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer was also a success, raising $2.5 million for cancer research in October. 


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In early November, the fourth annual Chinese Radiothon raised $124,500 for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

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In November, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation put together a special feature publication on immunotherapy.

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There was also a special donor summit in November, which also focused on immunotherapy. 

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Also in November, we shared Niamh’s story with you. She cut off her long locks to have them donated for wig use. And she raised more than $2,000 along the way.

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In December, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation was recognized as having one of the most admired corporate cultures in the country.

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