Weekend to End Women’s Cancers

August 16, 2011

Just a small interruption of Dr. David Huntsman’s blogging to share some news from this past weekend…

A total of 800 participants raised over $2 million for research into women’s cancers at the Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™!

On behalf of the BC Cancer Foundation, thank you to all the participants and supporters who made it an inspiring weekend. It was a two-day journey of hope, healing, celebration and optimism.

As a walker myself, I know these feelings are what propel Weekend  walkers to keep walking, and it is these feelings that will keep us committed to cancer research with or without our walking shoes on. After an amazing eight years, this Weekend was our last; however, it will not be the last journey we take to help make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer. The time has come for us to collectively celebrate what this event has enabled — recognize it as a catalyst for introducing new events and donors to our cause. After this weekend, we will be putting our energy and resources into existing events such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer and new ones on the horizon… so stay tuned!

And remember that the end of the Weekend does not mark the end of the innovative and groundbreaking work of the BC Cancer Agency being conducted by such people as Dr. Sam Aparicio and this month’s blogger, Dr. Huntsman. Their research into breast and ovarian cancer, respectively, is helping change the face of cancer in B.C. Weekend fundraising efforts have helped provide over $20 million to BC Cancer Agency research since it was first introduced eight years ago.

From the bottom of our hearts, a big thanks goes out to everyone who has made the Weekend such an amazing event these past eight years and working toward an end to women’s cancers.