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Recognition

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Program

We provide meaningful and personalized recognition to honour your support and commitment to conquering cancer in our lifetime. We highlight donors on our recognition walls throughout the cancer centre and in the Foundation’s annual report.  You will also receive an invitation to our donor impact event for a behind the scenes look at what’s happening thanks to your support.

For more information on our recognition program and opportunities, please contact Christine Brown at: (416) 946-4477 or by email.

The Till & McCulloch Society

Dr. James Till (centre) with senior staff from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the  inauguration of the Till & McCulloch Society

At The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, we are dedicated to finding meaningful ways to inform and express gratitude to our donor community. With that in mind, we recently established a new, unique society to honour visionary donors. The Till & McCulloch Society acknowledges individuals, foundations, corporations and unions who have cumulatively donated $1 million or more in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. This special society is named after Princess Margaret researchers, Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch, who revolutionized cancer medicine by proving the existence of stem cells in 1961. Like Till & McCulloch, our donors play an integral role in transforming cancer research and patient care at The Princess Margaret.

Members of the Till & McCulloch Society have the opportunity to attend exclusive events with cancer centre leadership and they are the first to receive important updates and information.  

In 2016, the Society held three Sandwiches & Scientists lunch-and-learn sessions.

Two of our leaders in immunotherapy, Drs. Pamela Ohashi and Lillian Siu, described how their teams are harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer.  

In the second talk, Dr. Mathieu Lupien explained his epigenome research. The epigenome “tells the genome what to do” and studies have shown it is possible to reverse some of the changes in our epigenome which lead to cancer. 

Dr. Vuk Stambolic spoke at the final session. He examined the relationship between obesity and cancer and how researchers at The Princess Margaret are leading the way in lifestyle interventions and medication. 

On October 13, 2016 members also celebrated the first anniversary of the Till & McCulloch Society with a special evening at St. James Cathedral Centre. Members and senior staff of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre enjoyed a presentation from Dr. Peter Pisters, President & CEO, University Health Network. Dr. Pisters described the exciting changes taking place at The Princess Margaret as we are transforming patient care thanks to the remarkable support of all our donors. 

For more information about the Society, please contact Margaret Barry, Associate Director, Donor Relations and Research at 416-946-2912 or T&MSociety@thepmcf.ca