Your Dollars at Work 

2011 Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers

We have expanded the power of this event to help those suffering from all women's cancers. Yes, breast cancer is a core issue in women’s health. But so are other women’s cancers and now that we know there could be links between breast and gynecologic cancers, it’s time to evolve our mission. Now, we’re no longer determined to end only breast cancer, but all women’s cancers, step by step.

We are very excited to begin our 2011 journey!

Today, we’re looking out on the horizon of a brand new day, one in which we bring the unstoppable spirit of this endeavour to fight cancers that impact way too many women. Now, new registrants will be able to choose the destination of their donor funds: breast, gynecologic or discovery fund for cancers that impact women.

Supporting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Thank you for your fundraising efforts! You are among Ottawa’s brave and dedicated people who will make your mark in the fight against this disease, and improve the lives of thousands upon thousands in Eastern Ontario. The dollars you have raised are helping us pursue our mission to end breast cancer and other women's cancers. Make no mistake about it your fundraising efforts are very valuable in supporting research, treatment and care throughout our region.

The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing cancer survivorship in our community.  The Cancer Foundation raises the most money locally for cancer patients and utilizes funds raised from The Weekend to carry out breakthrough initiatives including the purchase of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and innovative research.

Looking to the future, we are working to ensure that local cancer patients have the best possible care close to home, shorter wait times, access to innovative research and new therapies and overall improved quality of life.  We will do this through the expansion of regional cancer services throughout Eastern Ontario.

Thank you for making our vision a reality – thank you for your continued dedication and hard work!  Together, we are increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. 

Thanks to The Weekend:

  • We will continue to support the Molecular Lab at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.  This lab was established with WEWC proceeds and support will continue.
  • We will continue to support the purchase of diagnostic equipment at the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
  • We will support the work of Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden as she works to develop innovative ways to detect ovarian cancer.
  • We will support the development of regional cancer services through the purchase of new equipment and the transfer of knowledge from the main cancer centre to community hospitals.