2013 TEAM ELPIDA
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, Team Elpida and I will be walking for our 4th consecutive year to raise money for the Shoppers Drug Mart "Weekend to End Women's Cancers" benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.
Our team name is ELPIDA - hope in greek. This is a weekend of hope, love, prayer, celebration and memory and I hope that you'll help me help the Princess Margaret Hospital raise money to end all women's cancers.
Last year our little team of 6 raised over $15,000! In our three years of walking we have raised a total of almost $30,000!
Team Elpida walked for the first time in 2011 and it was a great experience for all of us - it was a day of inspiration, hope, sadness but also a day for looking forward and what our research dollars can do. Our team continues growing every year and we are excited to fundraise for a very worthy cause.
Over 91,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and it is expected o take the lives of 36,000 women, mothers, sisters and daugthers . I BELIEVE that a cure for women's cancers will be made in my lifetime. Help me make this a reality.
Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women's Cancers is a one-day 32-kilometre walk othrough the neighbourhoods of Toronto. My team will be walking the entire walk and trust me it will be a challenge - the last two years we have walked through record-breaking rainfall, but I am ready to take on this endeavour to find a cure for women's cancers!
My commitment is based on love and my realization that we each need to do our part in this fight. I can walk. I can raise funds to benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, a leader in the fight against all women's cancers. I can and choose to be a part of this movement to save lives.
I ask you to join my Circle For Hope. Be a part of my very personal journey - by giving, by walking with me, or simply by sharing my story with your circle of influence.
This is my journey.
This is my Weekend Circle For Hope.
Support me and TEAM ELPIDA
Elsie Plytas Mandadakis