5K Run or Walk to Conquer Cancer a success!

Flanked by volunteers in orange shirts, four of the top fundraising teams present a $600,000 cheque to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. From left: Nagib and Munira Premji (“Munira’s Team”), David Bloom (“Pharmacy All-Stars”), Jay Taradash (“Taradash Troops”) and Cindy Leder (“M-Movers and Shakers”)

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

Members of “Munira’s Team” get ready to walk 5km to raise funds for Multiple Myeloma Research at The Princess Margaret.
Fareen and Shayne, at the start line.
Nagib, Noeleen, Shayne and Fareen
Supporters of Munira’s Team
Teju, Munira and Inayah
10 year old Inayah Dharsi raised over $500 for Cancer Research

14 thoughts on “5K Run or Walk to Conquer Cancer a success!”

  1. Hi Munira – I was going through my personal emails and found this one – you sent it to me when you heard that my husband had passed away…it said everything Here is me playing it forward 🙂

    I Prayed for You Today
    by Donna Fargo
    I prayed for you today, gave thanks for your life,
    wished you the best, asked the heavens to bless
    you with good health and happiness. I sent you
    good thoughts, surrounded you with hope and
    faith and love. I asked your guardian angels to
    protect you and keep you safe from any harm
    and to blanket you with joy and contentment and
    peace and prosperity.
    I prayed for you today. I asked that you be guided
    with wisdom to make choices to enhance your life
    and the awareness to make changes that are in your
    best interest. I wished for you a storehouse of
    opportunities, the ability to meet your goals, and
    the joy of your own approval and acceptance.
    I wished for you your heart’s desire, every need met,
    every prayer answered, and every dream come true.
    I prayed for you today. I asked that you be prepared
    for whatever life hands you or whatever you’re going
    through. I asked that your spirit be strong and lead
    you and guide you each step of the way down the path
    you take. I asked the universe to confirm for you that
    you are someone very special. I asked the earth to be
    good to you, and I asked God to show you his perfect way.
    I prayed for you today.


    1. Lynn. This brought me many memories. Thanks for paying it forward. I read the prayer aloud and it brought me many tears to my eyes and joy in my heart. Thank you! Munira

  2. Congratulations on your accomplishment. One of the best parts about exercise out in the wet weather is how great you feel when you finish and get to reward yourself with a celebration inside where it’s dry and warm! Thanks for the update, and keep up the good work! All my love to everyone – Patti Kurgan

  3. Munira,

    I am so happy for you! mashallah you look beautiful as always. You have so much support that is very encouraging and motivating!

    Saira Nasirdin

  4. wow, incredible!!!! good for you ! happy to see you smiling and especially with so many loving people around you! Mowla bless you all and you are always in out thoughts and prayers


  5. Great going Mukhiani Munira, Mukhi Nagib, and the rest of “Munira’s Team”. We will hopefully join you in the walk next year. Let us know the dates.

    Nazir & Yasmin Valani

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