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The Weekend to End Breast Cancer Becomes Bigger and Bolder

BC Cancer Foundation aims to fight all women’s cancers through its signature Weekend event


(Vancouver, February 23) The profound impact of The Weekend to End Breast Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation is broadening in the community. Participants now have the option to designate their fundraising dollars to combat breast cancer or other women’s cancers such as ovarian. The 6th annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer, on August 15th and 16th will also offer a choice between the standard two-day 60km walk or the new one-day, 30km course.

Nick Locke, Senior Vice President of Development at the BC Cancer Foundation explained, “The reasoning for these exciting initiatives is simple; this event has been incredibly successful and we now want to broaden its scope and increase participation so we can make an even bigger impact and benefit more lives. Step by step we will fund the research to find cures for all women’s cancers.”

These thoughts were echoed by Dr. Dianne Miller, head of the Provincial Gynecologic Cancer Tumour Group at the BC Cancer Agency. “Research has shown links between breast cancer and other gynecological cancers, notably ovarian and endometrial. My colleagues and I are thrilled that the awareness and funding that The Weekend to End Breast Cancer can bring to bear on the other cancers women experience could dramatically increase the chances of major research and treatment breakthroughs.”

Information and registration for The Weekend to End Breast Cancer is available online at www.endcancer.ca or 604.684.9255.


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About the BC Cancer Foundation

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefits the BC Cancer Foundation, which raises funds to support cancer research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency, throughout B.C. The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of B.C. With the lowest cancer incidence rates and the highest cancer survival rates of any province in Canada, the BC Cancer Agency has become a model for cancer care and control around the world.

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