Together We can Eradicate Women's Cancers. Believe It!

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Ms. Maureen Shaughnessy Kitts

Goal: $2,000.00
Achieved: $19,780.00

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Support My Journey to Eradicate Women's Cancers.

As a seventh year Walker, Board Chair, of the Weekend to End Women's Cancer and a proud member of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, I see first hand how the "Weekend to End Women's Cancer" has dramatically impacted both Research and Clinical support in fighting Women's Cancers.  

Recently,  the Cancer Centre announced a breakthrough research study 10 years in the making that has been entirely supported by donor funds.  This new drug, CFI-400945, will enter clinical trials phase in the months ahead. In the lab, it has been shown to effectively inhibit the growth of human breast and ovarian cancers as well as colorectal, glioblastoma, lung, melanoma, pancreatic and prostate cancers.

In a Toronto Star Editorial following the announcement its opening paragraph stated:

" If anyone ever doubted their cash donation to fight cancer — or their run, walk, or cycle for a cure — actually made a difference they should check with World renowned Cancer researchers Drs. Tak Mak and Dennis Slamon" the two lead scientists working on the drug.

Many of you know I have a very personal reason to Walk every last Kilometer on that weekend, in memory of my sister Margot Shaughnessy Collier, who lost her fight, December 7th, 2007 and now in memory of our Mother, Kay Shaughnessy who passed away December 3, 2010. Both were taken from us by Breast Cancer. This past year, I have friends who are in treatment for Ovarian and Breast Cancer, most much to young to have to face this challenge as Mothers and Business Women contributing to our community in so many ways.

My personal fundraising goal to support all Women and Men and yes their families in the Cancer battle, is to raise a minimum of $5,000 for this programme, however my "in my heart goal" would be so much more. Please join me in fighting the many Women's Cancers that touched so many people we know and love by supporting my personal commitment to the Walk. On your behalf, I am in full "training mode."

I can promise you that the Researchers, clinicians and all the staff at the Cancer Centre and Foundation are totally focused on a next generation of care, Personalized Medical Care for every patient that walks through the doors of the Centre. Thank you so much for taking a moment to read about my commitment in supporting Cancer Research and Care and how we collectively can help eradicate Women's Cancer's in the near future.  Believe It!

Please join me in this challenge, by supporting me in the Walk.  

God bless. Maureen


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