MEDIA ADVISORY: For Immediate Release
12 cancer specialists will be honoured in Toronto by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for their unprecedented personal involvement in the Shoppers Drug Mart Onewalk to Conquer Cancer on May 13
Historic breakfast ceremony and announcement will set a new global standard for charitable excellence amongst leadership in cancer centres.
WHAT: On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12 cancer specialists, including researchers, doctors and clinicians, will be honoured in Toronto by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for their unprecedented personal involvement in the inaugural Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. The historic ceremony and announcement will set a new global standard for charitable excellence amongst leadership in cancer centres.
Cancer specialists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, in Toronto, have formed 12 separate teams to fundraise for 12 different types of cancers in support of the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer. OneWalk is the first-of-its-kind cancer walk to address all cancers and participants can select which specific cancer fund their dollars raised will be allocated to at The Princess Margaret.
As a surprise to the researchers, Paul Alofs, President and CEO of Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, will present each cancer expert with a one-of-a-kind coloured lab coat, each which represent the cancer of their expertise.
These 12 teams of doctors, researchers and clinicians have established a new standard of excellence, which speaks volumes in their mission to conquer cancer.
WHEN & WHERE: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (610 University Ave.) on the 7th floor in the Atrium
- Media check-in and breakfast: 9:30am
- Program begins, involving emotional speeches and the unveiling, presented by Paul Alofs: 10:00am
- Rozana Papadopoulos, a first year participant from Toronto, will be speaking at the ceremony at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on May 13. She lost her father to lung cancer, her father-in-law to stomach cancer and her brother survived colon cancer. When Rozana was 40, she too was diagnosed with a 5×5 brain tumour on her brain stem and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, which left her as a paraplegic. Rozana underwent radiation at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and as a result of the tumour and the treatment, she and her husband have been struggling to conceive. On October 15, 2014, Rozana received the news that a routine MRI showed clean results. This fall, Rozana will celebrate her health and walk 25-kilometres with her husband in OneWalk to Conquer Cancer.
- World leading doctors, researchers and clinicians to speak about their involvement in OneWalk
- Paul Alofs, President and CEO at Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day and over 200 Canadians will die from the disease. Funds raised through the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer support the advancement of Personalized Cancer Medicine, including research, treatment advances and survivorship programs for all cancers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Leviana Coccia, Communications Coordinator