TORONTO – On Sept. 6 and 7, 2014, a handful of women representing the Women in Mining Toronto network will walk 60 km in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, benefitting The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. They seek the support of CMJ readers.
The WIM Toronto team is one of the top fund raisers in the event’s 11-year history, walking every year since 2007 and raising almost $478,000 in support of research, treatment and services. In our best year, the branch raised over $200,000 and were the top team in the walk!
This year they have set their sights even higher. The goal is to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars, and lift the cumulative total to $750,000.
WIM Toronto relies on individual and corporate support. Every donation will help towards achieves their goal. All contributions are tax deductible.
Agnico Eagle Mines is throwing not only support but hard cash behind the team. Agnico and friends will match every $2 that WIM raises with another $1, until the $250,000 goal is reached. This helps everyone’s donation go farther!
It makes good business sense to support the Toronto team because WIM plays an important role in helping women advance in Canada’s mining industry. And The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre plays a vital role in the health of many valuable employees.
The Toronto chapter will publicize its corporate sponsors in news items about the team, through social media, and on the shirts worn during the walk, as well as on the Women in Mining Toronto branch website and WIM lunches.