Our own 5K walk/run launched this year!

Journey to Conquer CancerMany of our supporters raise funds for The Princess Margaret by participating individually or as part of a team in one of the major Toronto marathons.  But in 2012, when city council insisted on re-scheduling these events, our Foundation received encouragement to organize and run our own event. 

An advisory group with representatives from some of the most active teams was formed, and helped to promote and steer the event.  More than 2,500 participants took part in the inaugural Journey to Conquer Cancer which raised $1.1 million to support over 60 different areas of research at the cancer centre.  Patients often use the term ‘cancer journey’ to describe their time of diagnosis, treatment and recovery from cancer treatment, so ‘journey’ seemed an excellent choice as the name for this event.

Cindy Berk Goelman, Senior Director for Special Events at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, is grateful to the many supporters who inspired us to launch this event.  “It’s wonderful to organize an event that involves so many families, including young children, and brings families affected by the different types of cancer together in a fun and meaningful way.”