1,600 RAISE OVER $4.1 MILLION FOR BREAST CANCER IN 60-KM WALK

 

Breast cancer research, treatment and care at the BC Cancer Agency to benefit from millions raised in two-day walk.

 

(Sept. 6, 2008, Vancouver) Today, the BC Cancer Foundation announced that 1,600 participants raised over $4.1 million in its fifth annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer. The Vancouver-based event is the largest breast cancer fundraiser in British Columbia. Events in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 generated net revenue of over $13 million. The sixth annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer is already planned for August 14 -16, 2009.
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Cheering Stations!
Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to cheer you along the route! Tell them to bring their BIG colourful signs, smiling faces, and high energy on September 6th and 7th. Click here to download the Cheering Stations flyer!

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Hi, my name is Shari-Anne Martin (pictured above with my family) and I’m a breast cancer survivor. I was first diagnosed at the young age of 27 and I am winning my fight to stay cancer free for two reasons: the love and support of my family and advanced treatments made possible by the BC Cancer Foundation and The Weekend. Knowing that I have the best care available not only gives me confidence, but it has also helped my family to cope with some trying times. We have a little saying around our house: HOPE=Happiness, Optimisim, Peace, Endurance! It’s the reason I am a survivor.

All over British Columbia, The Weekend is helping breast cancer patients get the care they need to become breast cancer survivors. Money raised by a rapidly growing number of Walkers is funding advanced research that yields life-saving new treatments. Of course, a cure is the ultimate victory. But with every dollar we raise, with every person who gets a second chance at life, and with every step we take that shows we believe we can change the world, we are on The Road to Victory.

For more information on The Weekend, click here to watch The Weekend to End Breast Cancer video.

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