Toronto, October 14, 2012. A successful day at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon was capped with a packed after-party where a cheque for $600,000 was presented to volunteers of The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. More than 650 runners and walkers raised over $600,000 for 51 areas at The Princess Margaret. Click here for details: http://pmhf3.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=5011&mid=8.
Overall, more than 25,000 runners and walkers raised $3.7 million for 167 charities. The Multiple Myeloma team, consisting of more than 200 runners and walkers, raised $378,000 for the Molly and David Bloom Chair in Multiple Myeloma Research, above the target of $350,000. Click here for details: http://pmhf3.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=5012&mid=8.
Munira’s Team was pleased to raise $25,000 in support of the Bloom Chair. We would like to thank the 200+ donors who sponsored us and helped exceed our goal of $10,000. Thanks also to Noeleen Disney, Dr. Fareen Zaver, Inayah and Teju Dharsi, Zahir and Tasneem Bhanji, Parin Sunderji, Steve Allen, Shayne and Nagib for their efforts in raising these funds which will help researchers find a cure for Multiple Myeloma.
Below are a few pictures from the day, which started off rainy and wet, and ended with a delicious brunch at a packed after-party at Trattoria Mercatto in the Eaton Centre.
Additional pictures can be found on the MM5kWalk page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mm5Kwalk