The 2014 Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Heather's Halo of Hope


Hope is Heather's Legacy and her Gift to us all.

In September 2010 Heather completed the 60km Weekend to End Women's Cancers as a survivor and personally raised over $2000 for the Princess Margaret Hospital's breast cancer programs - a cause that was very important to Heather personally.  She was creative and enthusiastic with her fundraising efforts and even acquired (a.k.a stole) fundraising marketing material from one of the oncology clinics while she was there for treatment.

Heather was an advocate for the programs funded by the Weekend to End Women's Cancers -- including early detection, breast cancer support and survivorship programs for which she took part in and benefitted from. 

The walk was long and challenging and painful at times, but she powered through with the determination and will that mirrored her approach to all of the challenges Heather faced in her life and completed this incredible journey.  Heather was an inspiration to countless people and when faced with challenges and set-backs that few of us can even fathom she took a stance of not “IF” her situation would improve, but “WHEN” and with pure positivity held on to and spread the message of HOPE wherever she went.

In February 2014, at the age of 44 years young, our brave Heather lost her 9 year battle that began with breast cancer.  Her loss is still a very fresh wound on our hearts, but the HOPE that she has instilled in so many of us has the power to heal and by dedicating the 2014 walk to her memory and to a cause that was very important to her, Heather’s Halo of Hope can only grow stronger.

How can you support our team?

  1. Make a donation (any amount helps and is greatly appreciated)

  2. Spread the word to others that may be interested in supporting the cause

  3. Join our team (i.e. commit to walking 60km and raising at least $2000)

  4. Host a fundraiser (contact Team Captain Amanda van Wyk for more information about this

Thank you so much for your continued support


Heather's Halo of Hope Raised
Personal Gift Amanda van Wyk $1,511.11
Personal Gift Tammy Draband $1,517.00
Denotes a Team Captain

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In loving memory of Heather 1969-2014
In loving memory of Heather 1969-2014


Heather's Halo of Hope


32 percent of goal achieved.


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