Anita Ashok Gehi, living in Toronto, Canada was one of the courageous participants of The Weekend to End Breast Cancer to support and raise funds for The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, Canada.
The Weekend to End Breast Cancer took place on September 12th and 13th.
The 60 km walk was no easy feat, but generous donations and continued support, along with the dedicated effort of the Walkers, Crew Members, and Volunteers, enabled to raise $11.6 million to support innovative cancer research, patient care and survivorship programs at The Princess Margaret. Not only will these funds benefit the lives of those suffering from breast cancer, but the 2009 Weekend to End Breast Cancer® has expanded its impact to help those affected by all women’s cancers.
Anita set a target to raise funds and was able to achieve her target. To all who supported Anita with their kind donations, she had this to say:
“The 'Weekend to End Breast Cancer Walk' was on September 12 - 13 and I could not have done it without your support. I felt that all those who supported me, in a way walked with me. All proceeds raised go towards research of women's cancers. Today, one in every nine women hear the dreadful words "You have cancer", in the doctor's office. The good news is that survival rate is going higher every year due to early detection and better treatment. This is only possible with research and the goal is to conquer cancer in our life time so that we can save the mothers, daughters and sisters of the world.
The question I have been asked is, if it was easy, the answer would be 'It was not a cake walk, but neither is Cancer'. Would I do it again? God willing, health permitting and with your continued support, the answer is "Yes".
Below is an excerpt from the Princess Margaret site and THANK YOU once again for being a Champion.”
The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret announced that 4616 participants raised over $11 million in Toronto’s 7th annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer event, a 60 km walk to raise funds for breast cancer research and care at The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret.
Participants started training 4 months in advance. Anita used to walk three evenings every weekday starting with 3 km walks and progressed to 7 km a day. On weekends it was a longer distance.
A great walk for a great cause, Anita. Bhagnari community is proud of you.