Donate to my journey and make this Weekend matter!
Thank you to all who have taken the time to look at my fundraising page. My name is Venus Valbuena and I am a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. This year, I am one of the team captains of Breast Friends, along with my co-team captains Emily Wright and Jennifer Yin, which is a team that annually raises money to end women's cancers.
As some of you may know, my grandmother passed away earlier this year due to cancer. Her journey with cancer was a short-lived but hard-fought battle, filled with many tears, prayers, and hospital visits. It was a very hard time for my grandma and our entire family to endure but we remain at peace knowing that she is in a better place now. This scenario remains true for many grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and sisters out there battling cancer but I believe the donations given to these fundraisers pave the way for better diagnostic tools, better technology, better treatment, and better care in the future.
The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ is a 2-day, 60-kilometre or 1-day 32-kilometre walk through the neighbourhoods of Toronto. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready to do something bold and powerful in an effort to end women’s cancers once and for all.
My commitment is based on love for my fellow sisters, mothers, grandmas, daughters, nieces, and friends everywhere. It’s based on the realization that we each need to do our part in this fight. I can walk. I can raise funds to benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre – a leader in the fight against all women's cancers. I can and choose to be a part of this movement to take down women’s cancers!
I ask you to take a stance with me and join this life-saving adventure for all women. 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. Don’t stand back and think about what you could have done – take that first step today! Take a chance with me – we have the opportunity to change thousands of lives, beginning with our own.
This isn’t just my journey – it’s yours, too.
Make it a Weekend you’ll never forget.