GI Joes, year 2.
This photo celebrates about half of our awesome inaugural 2015 team . We were big and tremendously successful. Fund-raising became team-work and we had fun involving our Princess Margaret GI clinic and hospital staff, patients, caregivers, friends and family. This year will be even better with your help. Pick a member of the team from the list and donate to them. It will make their day!
So.... GI stands for Gastro-Intestinal Cancers and it includes: the colon, rectal, anal, esophagus, gastric, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, GI neuroendocrine and small bowel cancers. Were fighting for them all in our GI clinics!
This year we will have both hospital and patient team leaders, working in our own ways so together we reach the goal and make the dollars raised work directly for GI cancer programs.
The many advances made in patient treatments in recent years are so gratifying to see, but we have a long way to go! We have seen firsthand the value that these philanthropic donations bring to our research and personalised patient care strategies. Last year was a tremendous success and we need to keep up the momentum to sustain what we started! A gift from you will help kick-start a clever pilot project, this in turn is used to leverage more support from granting agencies or our industry partners. Then we start to see real progress for our patients; sometimes in areas that were otherwise overlooked due to funding limitations.
On September 10th, 2016 we will walk 25 kms through the streets of Toronto, united with thousands of others, knowing that together we are changing the future for all those affected by this terrible disease.
I ask you to take a stand with our team and join this life-saving adventure for all those touched by cancer. Be a part of our very personal journey - by giving, by walking with us, or simply by sharing our story. Don’t stand back and think about what you could have done! We have the opportunity to change thousands of lives, beginning with our own.
This isn’t just our journey – it’s yours, too.