The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend To End Women’s Cancers Benefiting The Princess Margaret

I want to take a moment to shed some light on a cause that is near and dear to many people’s hearts, including my own family. Cancer is a disease that kills and destroys every hour, in fact one in seven Canadian women will be diagnosed within her lifetime. Those are pretty scary stats!

During one amazing weekend in Toronto, on September 11-12, 2010, thousands of people will join together to walk the epic 2-day or the new 1-day distance, in battle against all women’s cancers. The eighth annual Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ will benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. The weekend was built and formed upon the courageous efforts of everyday people and then transformed into one of Canada’s biggest difference-making endeavours.

All funds from this weekend fundraiser will support the amazing work of The Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret, in their efforts to end breast and gynecologic cancers. All Walkers attending this event will be fully supported with regular Pit Stops, hydration, food and medical care–should it be needed. Because of the huge undertaking, monetary donations are being asked for to support this important research.

My cousin, Cathy D’Alessandro, will be joining thousands of other courageous and committed women and men, during this two day, 60 kilometre walk through Toronto.

Cathy says,

“This walk is very personal to me. I have lost many family members and friends to this disease and also have loved ones who are still battling. If I can ask and hope for a $5.00 donation from every friend and family member, just imagine how much we could put together. Every dollar donated is one dollar closer to a cure. So please visit the website and help me make a difference. Together we can do it! My new motto is: Cancer is hard, walking is not! I have been blessed with good health and a loving family and I have made it my mission to do whatever I can to help find a cure so I’m walking for all those who can’t.”

To help Cathy reach her personal fundraising goal of $5,000.00, visit endcancer.ca, or click here more information on the event and participation details.