1836 PARTICIPANTS RAISE $4.3 MILLION IN THE PHARMAPRIX WEEKEND TO END WOMEN'S CANCERS BENEFITING THE JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL


7TH EDITION OF EVENT FIGHTS BREAST AND GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS

(Montreal, August 27): A grand total of $4.3 million has been raised by 1836 participants in the 7th annual Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, the Jewish General Hospital announced today.

Early this morning, after gathering for an opening ceremony at Queen of Angels Academy in Dorval, the participants embarked on the first 30-km. stretch of their journey, cheered on by volunteers and other members of the public.

Their day will end back at Queen of Angels Academy where they will camp tonight after an evening of live entertainment. On Sunday, the 60-km. journey ends with a closing ceremony that begins at 3:30 p.m. and promises to be as emotional as ever.

"I am truly inspired by the commitment demonstrated by the thousands of men and women who come together for this important cause," said Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation.  "My heartfelt gratitude to all these special people who not only raise the funds for the Segal Cancer Centre, but more importantly make a profound contribution towards eradicating these diseases."

In the seven Weekends to date, a total of $44.3 million has been raised, making numerous advances possible in the fight against cancer. The proceeds continue to fund innovative research, treatment, and prevention programs for breast cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH. Also being financed is the continuing search for new discoveries to better treat various types of gynecologic cancer, such as ovarian, cervical, uterine, endometrial and vaginal.

For more information about the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers or to register for 2012, please call 514-393-9255 or visit www.endcancer.ca. 

About the Segal Cancer Centre

The Segal Cancer Centre is a Quebec leader in implementing a focused and comprehensive approach to fighting cancer through medical treatment, patient care, family support and scientific research. A wide array of interrelated services are grouped in close proximity to one another, including screening and prevention, nutrition and rehabilitation, psychosocial support, symptom management, and public information. This integrated approach is considered by leading international medical experts to be one of the most effective and promising strategies in battling cancer.

About the Jewish General Hospital

Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has been a mainstay of superior medical care for generations of patients of all backgrounds. One of Quebec’s largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, the JGH is committed to improving the quality of healthcare for all Quebecers in partnership with the provincial healthcare network. In this anniversary year, the Jewish General Hospital has redoubled its commitment providing patients the best possible care in a clean, safe and human-centered environment. The JGH is able to deliver these pioneering, innovative medical services by strengthening its role as a McGill University teaching hospital, by expanding and upgrading its facilities, and by pursuing cutting-edge research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.  

Website: jgh.ca

 

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