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  • No Regular Joe
    No Regular Joe
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 07/03/2015 11:23:54 AM     Categories: Faces of The Princess Margaret

    Joe Finley was no regular Joe.  Joe was treated at Princess Margaret for head and neck cancer and established the enormously successful Joe’s Team Sprint Triathlon which runs this Saturday on Lake Joseph in Muskoka.  

  • Who is Your Why
    Who is Your Why
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 06/22/2015 02:52:20 PM     Categories: Personal

    The photo here is of the amazing Carley Allison after she sang the national anthem at our Road Hockey to  Conquer Cancer event last year.  It was incredibly moving and powerful as Carley struggled with a rare and dangerous sarcoma in her throat.  Sadly, Carley passed away in March in the palliative care centre at the Princess Margaret.

  • Ride Raison d'être: The 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
    Ride Raison d'être: The 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
    By Steve Merker    Posted on: 06/16/2015 12:47:25 PM     Categories: Events

    Alison Salinas is in the middle of her cancer treatment. She has gone out of her way to spread the word of her campaign, #TealPower, to raise awareness and funds for Cervical Cancer in Canada. Steve Cohen, the team captain of “Steve’s CyclePaths”. Steve and his team have managed to raise over $4.5 million on the Ride in the past seven years. They both inspire. They are both representative of why we Ride and why we continue to Ride. Read Steve Merker's latest blog...

  • Tackling alarming cancer stats by asking "why not"
    Tackling alarming cancer stats by asking "why not"
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 06/09/2015 02:25:37 PM     Categories: Inside The PMCF

    Over 40% of Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime plus a 40% increase in new cancer cases by the year 2030. That's 280,000 Canadians diagnosed annually 15 years from now from the current 200,000 diagnosed in 2015.

  • RUSH DRUMS UP SUPPORT FOR THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION
    RUSH DRUMS UP SUPPORT FOR THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION
    By Kevin Shea    Posted on: 06/02/2015 09:56:49 AM     Categories: Inside The PMCF

    There aren’t many bands from Canada that you can consider iconic: the Guess Who, maybe. Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip. Maybe Arcade Fire. But no one can argue with the exalted status of Rush. Since their first album was released in 1974, the band has accumulated 24 gold albums, 14 platinum albums and three multi-platinum albums. They were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. And now, the band is drumming up support for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Read more...

  • “Why” is in Our DNA: New awareness-building marketing campaign
    “Why” is in Our DNA: New awareness-building marketing campaign
    By Kevin Shea    Posted on: 05/27/2015 01:39:26 PM     Categories: Inside The PMCF

    The question ‘why?’ inspires discovery, innovation, and is central to research. At the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, ‘why’ is in our DNA. We're thrilled to announce the launch of a new marketing campaign called ‘Why is in our DNA.’ ‘Why’ have we embarked on such an ambitious campaign to elevate the researchers and clinicians who contribute to The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world? Because at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, WHY is in our DNA. Read more about the campaign...
     

  • Report predicts new cancer cases to increase by 40%
    Report predicts new cancer cases to increase by 40%
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 05/27/2015 12:27:45 PM     Categories: Inside The PMCF

    The Canadian Cancer Society reported that there will be a major surge in new cancer cases for Canadians with a 40% increase in new cases projected in the next 15 years.  By the year 2030, it is estimated that there will be about 277,000 new cancer patients a year up from about 200,000 new cases in 2015.

  • Why I ride: Bryn Currie's Ride to Conquer Cancer story
    Why I ride: Bryn Currie's Ride to Conquer Cancer story
    By Kate Pettersen    Posted on: 05/25/2015 09:12:20 AM     Categories: Fellow Fundraiser

    At some point in your life you will ask “why.” You may not ever be touched directly with cancer or a life threatening illness, but its notice and its impact has a way of arriving when you least expect it. And when it does, you will be tested beyond all imaginable expectations. That is a guarantee. Some will succeed, others will not; everyone will be changed. Read Bryn Currie's blog about WHY she is hitting the road in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

 
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