Journey to Conquer Cancer raises over $1.7 million for world-leading cancer research

26/06/2019
By Maria Georgiou
 
Untitled-1.jpg4,600 participants ran or walked in Journey Toronto on June 16 

This year, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation hosted its 7th annual Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk. In addition to the Toronto location, Journey expanded to two new communities in Vaughan and Mississauga. 

Between all three events, more than 5,000 participants gathered together and raised over $1.7 million in support of vital cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Since launching in 2013, the event, which brings together thousands of families, volunteers, dogs, patients and survivors, has raised $10 million.
                                    
“It’s an incredible feeling to see everyone come out and support this event,” says Keith Clarke, Director of Community Events at the Foundation. “It’s about the survivors, patients, friends and families who come together and strive to raise vital funds that enable life-saving cancer research.” 
 
Untitled-12.jpg305 participants attended Journey Mississauga on May 26 and raised over $42,000

Journey is a community-based event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Participants will have the ability to choose how they make their steps count by allocating their donations to any of the 91 areas of cancer research at the Cancer Centre.

The community’s continued support is exemplified in the amount of participants who continue to register year after year and help us reach our mission to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. 

Aneta Fishman was a top fundraiser and guest speaker at Journey Vaughan, she shared her story about her colorectal cancer diagnosis and raised over $8,000 for colorectal cancer research. When Aneta found out Journey was coming to her community in Vaughan, she knew immediately that she wanted to take part and support one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.

“I was very intentional in choosing the Journey Vaughan. I live in Vaughan and I work in Vaughan. I am so grateful that you brought the event close to home, we need to raise awareness everywhere,” says Aneta. “With the incredible research that takes place at The Princess Margaret, I know that there is a promising future for those of us who are fighting cancer every single day.”

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Aneta Fishman (second from the right) and team Glitter Princess at Journey Vaughan
700 participants attended Journey Vaughan on June 23 and raised $100,000

In addition to the 1km, 3km, or 5km run or walk, participants enjoyed a hot breakfast, route entertainment including musical performances, a designated children’s zone with costumed characters, face painting and fun activities.

Donate or register for next year’s Journey to Conquer Cancer Run or Walk in Mississauga, Toronto or Vaughan at www.runorwalk.ca