“We are grateful to the over 1,600 walkers who participated and raised over $1.8 million dollars, despite the fact that COVID-19 forced us to hold the Walk in a very different format this year,” says Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Opening ceremonies were hosted online, with walkers and supporters tuning in live from 2 countries, 7 Canadian provinces and 5 US states on The Weekend to Conquer Cancer’s website, Facebook and YouTube-channels.
After the opening ceremonies, walkers walked their own routes, safely with small groups of friends and family. More than 1,600 walked across Canada, and the U.S. “The pandemic has caused many live events to be cancelled, but because cancer is still the number-one killer of Canadians, we cannot afford to let up in terms of fundraising or research,” says Burns. “This year, the funds raised by our walk community are more important than ever.”
“The Walk continues to be one of the largest fundraising events in the country and we celebrate all of the individuals, teams, and our sponsors who have maintained their commitment to our common goal to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime, especially during these unprecedented times.”
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