The hope we all share

The 15th annual Doves of Hope ceremony was held Wednesday, December 16 in a crowded Princess Margaret Cancer Centre atrium, beautifully decorated with over 12,450 personalized paper doves.

The ceremony was opened by the inspiring voices of the Toronto Youth Chorus. Laura Syron, Vice President of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, then spoke about the tradition of the Doves of Hope campaign and the critical research that the funds support.

The Doves of Hope campaign this year honoured the life of 23-year-old Stephanie Betts who lost her battle with brain cancer earlier this year.  Her family and friends attended the ceremony, and her courageous father spoke about his daughter.  His words on the Doves of Hope web site, sum up so poignantly why this campaign is important:  “Your Doves of Hope gift today could be the one that saves someone’s daughter tomorrow – and there’s nothing more important than that.  We owe it to those still fighting to keep trying, so that no more of our loved ones will be lost to this disease.”
To donate to the Doves of Hope campaign, please click here.