Fieldgate Walks to End Women’s Cancers

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Last weekend, the Fieldgate team took to the streets for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Foundation.

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The 12th annual weekend event was our 7th time participating. This year, we raised more than $23,000 for the cause through a variety of fundraising efforts, including bakes sales, raffles, and engaging the community. With 17 team members, this was our biggest team yet for the charity walk!

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“The route took us through the centre core and along University Avenue to meet Dr. Tak Mak, the head of research at Princess Margaret who is responsible for the breakthrough drug that should help conquer breast cancer. We also met with some of the survivors currently undergoing treatment,” said Steve Davidov, Director Operations Management at Fieldgate. “The weekend was inspirational, I’m glad it turned out to be such a huge success.”

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The two-day 60 km walk raised more than $7.7 million for Princess Margaret. These funds will go towards a variety of research projects, including efforts to make cancer a chronic disease that someone lives with as opposed to passes away from.

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According to Paul Alofs, the President and CEO of Princess Margaret, over 34,500 women will be diagnosed with breast and gynecologic cancer this year, and approximately 8,000 will pass away because of the disease.

Fieldgate is honoured to contribute to such an amazing cause. We can’t wait until tomorrow, when we’ll take to the streets again for a brand new event, the Shoppers Drug Mart One Walk to Conquer Cancer.

To donate to Princess Margaret, click here.