PROSTATE CANCER CANADA Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. In fact, during his lifetime, one in 8 men will be diagnosed with the disease. In 2015, an estimated 4100 men died from prostate cancer. In the past 20 years, death from prostate cancer has been reduced by 40%. When detected early, prostate cancer is over 90% treatable. The funds raised through the B&O Yorkville Run will support the Graduate Studentship in Prostate Cancer Research awards that will be given to a University of Toronto full-time postdoctoral student! Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness.
SINAI HEALTH SYSTEM Funds raised support the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI), one of the leading biomedical research facilities in the world. Created in 1985, the LTRI is profoundly advancing the understanding of human biology in health and disease. Many of the breakthroughs that began as fundamental research have already resulted in new and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat common illnesses ? bringing a healthier future to Canadians. Your support truly makes a difference. It allows Sinai Health to deliver patient-centered, personalized l care in hospital, community and home and push the boundaries to propel medical research that will eradicate the diseases of our time.
STELLA'S PLACE Run for young adult mental health!
We all know a young person who has suffered mental distress. Finally, there’s a place that gets it! Stella’s Place was designed with young adults for young adults to offer the help they need. Lace up your running shoes to support a new approach to mental health care that actually works, and you may save a life in the process. Stella’s Place needs you to raise money so we can offer access and a wide spectrum of services to ANYONE for FREE.
Register today to help young adults in Toronto live the lives they choose.
OSTOMY TORONTO HEALING. LEARNING. EMBRACING LIFE
Ostomy Toronto is a not-for-profit, charitable organization of caring volunteers providing knowledge and experience to people who have been impacted by or are living with an ostomy as a result of a gastrointestinal or urinary diversion by providing support, education and a community to allow them to move on with their lives.
PANCREATIC CANCER CANADA 93% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer today will die within 5 years; half of those within 4 months. Pancreatic Cancer Canada is the only national patient-organization focused on changing these statistics to save more lives. We invest in research that is uncovering earlier detection methods and better treatments, as well as programs that provide supportive care for those affected by this horrible disease.
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY Help reach the finish line in the fight against cancer!
Join the fight against cancer with the Canadian Cancer Society's B&O Yorkville running team! Set your fundraising goal today and be a champion in supporting our efforts by raising funds to support leading-edge cancer research, prevention, health promotion, and advocacy and support services. Register today to join the winning team.
WELLSPRING Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering professionally-led programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. Wellspring programs are offered free of charge. www.wellspring.ca