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'Weekend to End Women's Cancers' event takes place this weekend

TORONTO – The streets of Toronto will be lined with walkers as the ‘Weekend to End Women’s Cancers’ event takes place along the Toronto shoreline.

Thousands of women and men will walk 60 kilometres over two days on streets and through neighbourhoods of Toronto to raise money for the Campbell Family Cancer research institute at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

More than 3,600 people took part in the 11th annual Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, which raised more than $8 million for research and treatment at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

“I was diagnosed with stage two invasive breast cancer in 2012 and I am so grateful for the comprehensive treatment and care I received at the Princess Margaret,” said Karen Kingsley, a participant from Toronto.

“If it wasn’t for the Gattuso Rapid Diagnostic Clinic, I don’t know what my outcome would have been today.”

The event is the largest multi-day walk for women’s cancers in North America and has raised more than $141 million for Princess Margaret.

This year in Canada, more than 35,000 women will be diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancer and more than 9,000 will die from the disease.

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