TORONTO - On September 8-9, 2012, ten women representing Women in Mining Network Toronto Branch will participate in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers, a two-day, 60-km walk around Toronto benefiting The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. In the past five years the Women in Mining team has raised over $400,000 in this important event.
Approximately 23,400 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about 5,100 will die from the disease. Additionally, over 8,000 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancer this year, and nearly 3,000 will die from one of these diseases.
The Women in Mining team has set an ambitious goal for itself – $100,000 – this year. By July 5, they had raised about $31,000 in the form of 132 donations for this year’s walk, including the support of eight corporations (Agnico-Eagle, Alamos Gold, Canadian and American Mines Handbook, International Minerals, KGHM International, Nordmin Engineering, Roscoe Postle Associates, Sifto Canada and Votorantim Metals).
To reach its goal, the WIM team needs the support of more individuals and especially more mining and related companies. Please visit EndCancer.ca/goto/WomenInMining and pledge your support now.
The team will proudly display the logos of all sponsor companies on the WIM Toronto Branch website (Women-In-Mining.com) as well as their team clothing during the walk.