The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Known as Canada’s cancer centre, they have been responsible for several incredible advancements in research, helping to deliver better outcomes for cancer patients here at home and around the world. Every year the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation holds the Walk to Conquer Cancer fundraising event, a 15km-25km walk through various locations in the GTA that happens to fall on September 10th this year. Read on to learn more about our dedication to this important charity.
20th Anniversary Celebration
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of this incredible fundraising event. The Walk to Conquer Cancer typically draws thousands of participants and this year is sure to be no exception. People of all ages and walks of life come together for this one-day event to support the important work done by the hospital and to honour friends and loved ones whose lives have been affected by cancer. This one event alone has helped raise over $190 million since the first walk was held back in 2002.
This will be Gemterra’s 6th year of participating and we’re looking forward to being part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. We consider it a privilege to support this annual event and in the past 5 years we have raised close to $60K to help fuel breakthrough cancer research and enhanced care initiatives. We fully support The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime and are happy to give back to the community in this way.
2022: Back To In-Person Participation!
For the past 2 years, we have not walked with other participants, who normally number in the thousands, but we have still gotten together on the day of the walk as part of our commitment to show support. This year, the event is once again being held in person and we are looking forward to getting back and taking part alongside everyone else. The walk allows participants to challenge themselves and because each person has secured support from their friends, families, and colleagues, it is truly a group effort.
Yan Wang, Honorary Chair
This year Yan Wang, the President and Owner of Gemterra Developments Corporation, is serving as one of the 20 Honorary Chairs of the Walk to Conquer Cancer event. He is proud to take on a leadership role for this important event that sees one powerful community coming together in service of a common goal: to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. Speaking of this honor, Yan said: “For a cause near and dear to my heart, thank you to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and all the amazing doctors and researchers who have made great progress in their fields. We will conquer cancer one day!”
Show Your Support
Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre treats over 200 types, including some of the rarest forms; more than 18,000 new cancer patients from all over the globe are treated every year. Please consider contributing and supporting the Gemterra team: simply visit our fundraising page to learn more about our team of 11 walkers, donate to our team fundraising goal, or join us as we walk or run to support this important cause.
All funds raised on this journey will directly support personalized cancer medicine, research, treatment advances, education, and new standards of care both here in Canada and around the world. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more on our commitment to giving back to the community.