August 24, 2014 3:47 pm

Weekend to End Women’s Cancers a huge success

Walkers taking part in the 10th anniversary of the Weekend to End Women's Cancers. Aug. 24, 2014

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MONTREAL – Despite the heat, spirits were high at the finish line of the tenth annual Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers this Sunday.

Weekend walkers, who trekked more than 60 kilometres over two days, celebrated their accomplishment in a touching closing ceremony along with survivors, crew members and volunteers.

Participants celebrate at the 10th anniversary of the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. Aug. 24, 2004

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The multi-day walk, the largest of its kind in Quebec, benefits the Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre.

“This year, in Canada, more than 34,500 women will be diagnosed with a form of breast or gynecologic cancer, and more than 8,050 will die from the disease,” said Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.

One thousand, five hundred and sixty participants took part in the walk which raised over $3 million. In its tenth year, the event has raised over $55 million to help end women’s cancers.

To register for next year’s event visit http://www.endcancer.ca.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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