So what are you doing on September 12? Seriously, do you have any plans for that day? In you are in the Toronto area there is one event you need to know about. On Saturday September 12, 2015 amazing group of people will be walking the streets of Toronto to raise money for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. As you know I have a very personal connection to cancer research through my “day job”, and will always work to support initiatives that will help improve cancer research, treatment options and patient care.
For over a decade now women and men have been walking in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Although the walk has changed a little over the years, the goal has not – to conquer cancer in our lifetime. Yes that is a big bold goal, however I have seen first hand the doctors, nurses and scientists that are so dedicated to meeting that goal and I believe that we have and will continue to make great progress to beat this disease.
It is time for all of us to be a part of the solution as I don’t know a single person that has not been affected by cancer in some way. Over 500 Canadians hear the words “You have cancer” EVERYDAY. It touches men and women of all ages, costing us precious time with those we care about the most. So what can you do to help put an end to this terrible disease? Join the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer along with an amazing team of walkers that will take to the streets of Toronto to walk 25km, knowing that together they are making a difference. The OneWalk supports ALL CANCERS, and when walkers register they can select the cancer fun that matters to them most including:
- Breast Cancer
- Gynecologic Cancers – Uterine, Cervical, Ovarian, Vulvar Cancer
- Colon, Rectal and Gastrointestinal, Prostate
- Testicular, Bladder and Genitourinary Cancer
- Head and Neck, Brain, Central Nervous System
- Eye, Skin and Melanoma, Endocrine Cancer
- Lymphoma, Kidney Cancer
- Leukemia, Childhood Cancer
- Lung Cancer, Sarcoma
If you are not able to join the walk, I would encourage you to donate to a walker or team that supports an area of cancer research that is important to you. You can find a list of teams and participants, along with their touching stories, that you can support on the OneWalk hompage. I loved reading how the “GI Joes” are trying to change patient care, and make going through cancer treatment easier for patients.
So lets show our support for the OneWalk and have a little fun at the same time! Join me on August 26, 2015 at 8pm EST for the #OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party
Here are all the details you need for the twitter party:
Date: Wednesday August 26, 2015
Time: 8:00pm EST
Details and follow along on Twubs: http://twubs.com/onewalkshoeselfie
There will be lots of fun and informative chat, and $1000 in prizes as well! By joining in on the chat you will be eligible to win 1 of 10 $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards! Everyone is welcome at the chat but only Canadians excluding those in the province of Quebec can win prizes
I look forward to chatting with you, and helping to kick cancer in the butt, one step at a time!