OneWalk #1 is 1-derful
Summertime event raises $1.6 million to fight cancer
Kicking off in style on August 20, the first edition of OneWalk to Conquer Cancer raised $1.6 million in support of the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH. When this sum is added to the proceeds of the anti-cancer walkathons held over the 11 previous summers, the grand total comes to approximately $60 million.
The 25-kilometre walk started and ended at the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port, including one kilometre that passed by artwork in the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal. Along the way, walkers took advantage of pitstops, refreshments, foot care by professionals, lunch and a festival-like finish, with lots of entertainment and a jubilant atmosphere.
Proceeds will be used for diagnosis, treament and research into all types of cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre. However, participants had the option of choosing to support a specific anti-cancer initiative or fund.
Throughout the years, participants’ efforts have contributed to the recruitment of top researchers, the purchase of leading-edge equipment, the development of innovative treatments, the improvement of nursing care, and much more.