Weekend To End Women's Cancers fundraiser event in Toronto (Sep 7-8)


mamaluv
on Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:16 pm

We recently mentioned the Walk happening this September in Toronto supporting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Have any of you participated in the Walk? Have any of you or your loved ones been affected by breast or gynecological cancer? 

We'd love to hear your stories! This sounds like a really empowering and fun event.

(Details and registration here)
 


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MissJudy
It almost hit me on Mar 20, 2013 @ 05:07 pm

It feels like I've been dodging cancer for a few years now. 3 years ago I was evaluated for leukemia, 2 years ago my Dr found a lump in my breast, and just last month they found a spot on my cervix. Thankfully all 3 cases turned out to be non-cancerous. It's really made me much more aware of the issue and more eager to contribute! I have usually focused my charitable giving on foreign aid and disaster relief, but supporting health-based charities is really important too.
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mamaluv
don't forget to get your regular screenings on Mar 22, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

I am religious about getting my yearly checkups. While there is no history of cancer in my family, we all know that genetics is only one of the possible causes and it's important to be proactive about our health. Glad to hear you are doing well!
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melissakj
Positive Body Image on Mar 27, 2013 @ 10:01 am

I'm so glad this weekend is happening. I have relatives that have had to go through some horrible experiences with cancer, and it'll be great to give my support on the walk.

One of my aunts recently had to have a mastectomy and it's really sad to see how it's affected her.. her self esteem has taken a huge hit. She has even given up on one of her favourite activites, swimming, because she can't stand to be in a bathing suit (even one designed especially for post-mastectomy patients). Hopefully an event like this will help eliminate some of the stigma cancer survivors have about body image!
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MaggieDymond
The Journey on Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:55 am

I have done this walk and know how special this weekend truly is.
The outpouring of love and support along this 60km journey is indescribable. It's a weekend that you will never forget!
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LisaJT
10 year legacy from doing this walk on Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:20 am

You never know what will end up shaping the rest of your life. In 2003 I participated in the first weekend to end breast cancer walk in Toronto. Over the course of the 60 kms an idea came to me. I spent the walk excitedly talking with my friend and walking buddy. I crossed the finished line overwhelmed by the crowd cheering and felt so proud of what had been accomplished.

The ideas my friend and I discussed during that walk turned into a business plan. And then a business. 10 years later that spark of an idea that germinated through the neighbourhoods of Toronto is how I spend my days. I will be forever grateful.

The walk is a powerful way to give to a great cause. My experience, though, having now completed the walk 5 times, is that you get much more back that you can ever hope to contribute. The friendships, motivation and sense of accomplishment is unparalleled.
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Ali de Bold
Any C.A'ers want to make a team? on Apr 01, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

You can sign up as an individual on their site to join a team or you can make your own team. I was just thinking this would be a great spot to set up a team if anyone is interested. I personally can't go because I will have just had a baby, but any of you that want to team up please feel free to get started here!
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