An evening of tribute for a world leader in the fight against cancer

On Monday, May 26, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation held a reception to celebrate the leadership and outstanding achievements of Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz as she completes her second year as President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), while continuing to serve as the Medical Director of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

The co-hosts for the evening at the Shangri-La Hotel were three previous Board Chairs for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation:  Keith Ambachtsheer, Neville Kirchmann and Lionel Robins.  

Tributes to Dr. Gospodarowicz were delivered by Dr. Michael Baker, former Physician-in-Chief at Toronto General Hospital and Thomas Ehrlich, a patient of Dr. Gospodarowicz and Vice-Chair of the Board for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Attending this evening of celebration were long-time supporters of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Dr. Gospodarowicz’s family, close friends, and current and past co-workers.  It was standing room only!

In honour of Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s goal is to raise $5 million for a Medical Director’s Top 5 Fund to support investments in practice-changing innovation.  We thank the donors listed below for their leadership in establishing this fund and for their support.

To make your contribution to the Medical Director’s Top 5 Fund, call Andrea Orr at 416-946-2906 

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