​Journey to Conquer Cancer raises more than $1.6 million for The Princess Margaret

18/06/2018


More than 3,500 participants came out to walk or run in Toronto’s largest Father’s Day event Sunday, raising more than $1.6 million for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Now in its sixth year, The Journey to Conquer Cancer has raised over $8.3 million for 78 different areas of cancer research at The Princess Margaret, including Personalized Cancer Medicine, discovery research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care and much more. 
Unlike other events, the Journey allows participants of all ages and abilities to take part offering 1K, 3K or 5K routes that pass by The Princess Margaret before eventually travelling around historic Queen’s Park.

"Nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime,” says Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

“Cancer impacts all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups, and the Journey is a reflection of that. This family-friendly event is a testament to our community strength and positive impact when we come together for a great cause. The funds raised go towards world leading cancer research and clinical care happening at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.” 
 
Journey to Conquer Cancer host Melissa Grelo, co-host of CTV’s “The Social” and contributing host of “Your Morning,” said, “Today we stand with over 3,500 strong warriors with inspiring stories that are ready to conquer cancer in our lifetime.

“The Journey to Conquer Cancer holds a special place in the hearts of many because it is a day filled with togetherness and positivity.”
 
For more information or to register for the 2019 event, please visit Journey to Conquer Cancer