On October 9, 2011, we lost a physician who all would agree was ‘one of a kind’. Dr. Robert Buckman helped thousands of patients at The Princess Margaret, and around the world, cope with the fear and side effects associated with a cancer diagnosis through his many best-selling books, workshops and through his tremendous gift as a comedian. Dr. Buckman was a huge part of the success of our Ride to Conquer Cancer event, and, despite his own health challenges, always made himself available to help with any fundraising effort. ‘Rob’ was always there for us. He was an inspiration and we will all miss him.