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  • Celebrating International Day of Friendship with a Tribute to Danielle's Diamonds
    Celebrating International Day of Friendship with a Tribute to Danielle's Diamonds
    By Alexandra McCarthy    Posted on: 07/29/2015 12:13:56 PM     Categories: Guest Bloggers

    I met Danielle (Dee) when we were in high school and I remember always looking up to her because she had so many friends and her birthday parties were the best (I would always look forward to her birthday months in advance!). Danielle went to school to be an esthetician and some of my favorite memories were days spent at her house chatting while she pampered me.

  • Dreaming of Your Own “Tour de France”
    Dreaming of Your Own “Tour de France”
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 07/24/2015 04:42:36 PM     Categories: Personal

    Like everyone who owns a bike, I have been watching that July tradition known as the Tour de France.  Spectacular athletes climbing and racing through incredible countryside.  The Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer is my own Tour de France.  

  •  It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do
    It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do
    By Karina Wong    Posted on: 07/17/2015 10:15:54 AM     Categories: Personal

    Randy Mellon's personal cancer journey started as many do with the words "I have cancer". She recounts her story of the moment in which she looked into the eyes of her two beautiful daughters and told them those words. 

  • It’s Personal – Who Are You Walking For
    It’s Personal – Who Are You Walking For
    By Paul Alofs    Posted on: 07/16/2015 04:20:48 PM     Categories: Personal

    Cancer is a disease that changes lives, both of those diagnosed as well as family members, co-workers and friends of those who are diagnosed.  When we raise money and show support for those diagnosed with cancer, we almost always (ALWAYS) have a person or a group of people who we know in mind.  We are embarking on the all new Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. 

  • 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.

 
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