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GCI Communicators Walk 25km for OneWalk to Conquer Cancer

GCI Newsroom | September 14, 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, in the early morning hours, the GCI OneWalk team, “GCI Communicators,” rallied at Nathan Phillips Square, where they listened to the inspiring words of Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The team then hit the pavement, and began the 25km trek through the streets of Toronto, all in the name of OneWalk, which is dedicated to raising funds on behalf of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the world’s preeminent cancer research facilities. To date, the “GCI Communicators” have raised $14,700. With your help, we can reach our goal of $20,000 which will positively impact cancer research here in Canada. To learn more about our fundraising efforts, or to make a donation to our team goal, please visit our team page at http://tinyurl.com/onewalkgci.

This year Marion MacKenzie, President, GCI Canada, acted as one of the 2016 Honourary OneWalk  co-chairs, and participated in the walk. “I was honoured to have been walking among such an inspiring group of individuals,” says Marion. “Cancer touches the lives of many Canadians and this year, sadly, I have lost two people, a wonderful aunt and also a brilliant friend, who were very important to me. Participating in OneWalk was a small way of celebrating them and contributing to the work of eradicating cancer. “I am also very proud of the GCI’ers who participated as a team, supporting each other and cheering one another on. We take great pride in our culture and team spirit here at GCI Group.”

The Canadian Cancer Society reports that approximately half of all Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and 1 in 4 will die from the disease. The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer supports the work of leading researchers and clinicians at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. To date, OneWalk has raised over $162 million in support of research, in-hospital survivorship programs, and many clinical enhancements, all focused on increasing survivorship and supporting patients. To learn more about OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, please visit their website at http://to16.onewalk.ca/site/PageServer/?pagename=to16_homepage