CountryWide Condors Help Raise Over $18,000 in Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Event
Published on: October 11, 2011
On October 1, 2011, several CountryWide Employees participated in the ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER mega-fundraising event. The event featured hundreds of teams all playing for a singular and ambitious vision: TO CONQUER CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME! The CountryWide Condors contributed over $18,000.00 towards the grand total of $2.4 million raised to support both The Princess Margaret and the Canadian Cancer Society to:
- Accelerate breakthrough research
- Fund important services for cancer patients and their families
- Fund initiatives to prevent cancer and advocacy efforts on important cancer-related issues
About Cancer in Canada
This year in Canada alone, there will be an estimated 173,800 new cases of cancer, with an estimated 76,200 of these cases resulting in death. Lung cancer accounts for 27 per cent of all cancer deaths each year and is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women.
Three types of cancer account for the majority of new cancer cases for both men and women. In men, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers rank one, two and three. In women, it’s breast, lung and colorectal cancers. Every hour of every day, approximately 20 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 8 people will die from cancer.
Princess Margaret Hospital is a global leader in the fight against cancer. They have earned an international reputation for innovation and is one of the top 5 comprehensive cancer research centres in the world. To get involved in this worthy cause visit: www.teamuptoconquercancer.ca