Friday, November 03, 2006

Toronto Weekend to End Breast Cancer

I just took the first step on an extraordinary journey, joining a very special group of people united in their commitment to end breast cancer. I signed up for the 2007 Toronto Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting the Princess Margaret Hospital, an international leader in the fight against cancer and the largest institution in Canada devoted to cancer treatment, innovative research, and education programs.

During one amazing weekend, September 7-9, thousands of women and men are joining forces Toronto to walk 60 kilometres through the neighbourhoods of Toronto in a bold display of courage and commitment. It’s a weekend of hope, as we honour lives lost, celebrate survivors, and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it. Together, we will fight to bring an end to breast cancer forever.

Each walker must raise at least $2,000 for the cause, but I am setting my fundraising goal at $5,000. With your help, I can meet and even exceed it so that we can end this heartbreaking disease for good. The money we raise makes a real difference in the fight to end breast cancer and in the meantime to bring breast cancer education, care and research to those that need it most. CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR ME!.

I am also sending a shout-out to challenge YOU to join me for this vital endeavor! One in every nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer - maybe even someone special in your life. The work we do together will help save lives, it's as simple as that. The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is your chance to be a hero. Make a commitment to this super cause. It will be a challenge, but that’s exactly what makes it so meaningful. Please Register for the 2007 Weekend to End Breast Cancer

The Weekend is for everyone - you don’t have to be an athlete to participate. This event is for all kinds of people: mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, and breast cancer survivors. All you need is compassion, determination and a fighting spirit. The fabulous staff of coaches will answer your questions and help you put together a training plan that works for you, fits in with your life and will get you in shape for the walk. They will organize Training Walks throughout the area where you can get used to long-distance walking, and meet others who will be on the event with you. They'll also give you fundraising advice, or help you recruit family and friends to walk or crew with you. You can reach them by phone at (416)815-WALK(9255) or by email

Start talking with family and friends about your commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Tell them that you are going to walk 60 kilometres so that we may end this heartbreaking disease for good. They will be amazed by your courage, and you’ll be surprised by their generosity. You’re doing something heroic, something that many people never dare to do. Once you get going you'll be surprised by what a successful fundraiser you are! The Participant Centre allows you to recruit teammates and supporters, track your progress, and receive donations. If you are participating as part of a team, you will also be able to get the latest messages from your team captain and monitor the progress of your teammates. You can email potential donors with a link to your Personal Page so they can learn more about your commitment and give directly to your fundraising account online.

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month across North America. Let’s do something together and move one step closer to a future without breast cancer. Let's make this one of the last times Breast Cancer Awareness Month ever appears on the calendar!

Together we WILL make a difference !

1 comment:

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