TORONTO - The WOMEN IN MINING NETWORK has made a commitment to raise a serious amount of money in the fight against breast cancer, and they need the help of Canadas mining community. A WIM team will participate in the two-day, 60-km Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in Toronto on September 8-9. The money raised will go to fund research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. The Toronto walk last year raised more than $17 million in donations.
So far there are eight walkers: Kate Armstrong, Nean Allman, Monica Ospina (with Beth Kirkwood fund-raising), MaryAnn Mihychuk, Saley Lawton and Teresa Barrett, as well as CMJ editor Jane Werniuk and her daughter Margaret Werniuk. Others are assisting through fund-raising and training.
Each walker must raise at least $2,000 in donations, but this group intends to do much better than that. Visit www.endcancer.ca/site/TR?team_id=36996&pg=team&fr_id=1202 for information about the team and how to donate on behalf of these intrepid walkers. The team will proudly wear the logos of companies that make particularly large donations; contact captain Kate Armstrong ([email protected]
) for more information about that.
The WIM Network consists of more than 160 women in the Toronto area who work in mining-related fields.