Sunday, August 9, 2009

Weekend To End Breast Cancer

As per their website ...

Edmonton, AB - (August 8, 2009)

NEWS FACTS/BACKGROUND:

* Today, the Alberta Cancer Foundation announced that participants in this year’s Weekend to End Breast Cancer events raised $4.8 million.
* Thanks to the 750 participants in Edmonton and the 1200 in Calgary, this two-day event is the largest breast cancer fundraiser in Alberta.
* The fifth annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Edmonton is already planned for August 7-8, 2010.
* Weekend to End Breast Cancer funding totaling more than $21 million over the past four years, launched the Alberta Breast Cancer Research Initiative, purchased new digital technology and mobile facilities for the Breast Screening Initiative, provided bridge funding of herceptin for more than 180 women, and sponsored annual breast health education conferences in Edmonton and Calgary.
* For more information about the event, or to register as a participant for next year, contact (780) 424-WALK(9255), or sign up online at www.endcancer.ca. Visit Opening Ceremonies, Camp or Closing Ceremonies and register on-site for 2010!

ABOUT ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is the charitable foundation of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and 15 other cancer centres throughout Alberta. The Foundation supports world-class cancer research, province-wide prevention and screening initiatives and cancer programs that benefit all Albertans.

3 comments:

nollyposh said...

"World class cancer research" that's what i like to hear! X:-)

Audrey said...

YEAH! Way to go Alberta women! I so wish that I had walked this year. Oh well, I will set my sights on next year.
Hope you are well.
xoxoxo

Holly said...

Alberta women rock - ok...Canadian women rock...ok...women rock!! Love you Daria!!