April 2016Feature articles

Take a giant step in the fight against cancer

Coming this summer—a new way to put your best foot forward in the fight against cancer.

August 20 will mark the kick-off of OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, a 25-kilometre walk through the streets of Montreal, benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.

OneWalk is the successor to the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, which came to a rousing conclusion in 2015, after 11 exciting years.

Now OneWalk picks up the baton, with a one-day trek that starts and ends at the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the Old Port, including one kilometre that passes by artwork in the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal.

Along the way, walkers can take 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 can choose to support a specific anti-cancer initiative or fund.

After paying a registration fee, walkers must each raise at least $1,500. However, if they belong to a team, they can transfer funds among one another to ensure that each person has raised the minimum.

If you’d like to take an active part but aren’t in a position to walk, why not become a crew member? You’re not obligated to raise any funds, but you’re certainly encouraged to do so.

More information is available on the website and at 514-393-WALK (9255).


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