Cancer keeps me up at night. Last year, nearly 234,000 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer and over 85,000 people died of cancer – it’s the leading cause of death in Canada and one of the most pressing health challenges worldwide.
While we’ve made significant progress in understanding the underlying causes of cancer and improving survival rates in certain types of the disease, the number of cases and deaths continue to climb because of population growth, the aging population, and delays in cancer screening due to COVID-19.
Fortunately, there is hope thanks to The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Our team of best-in-class, dedicated researchers are committed to Conquering Cancer In Our Lifetime. Whether that is by expanding our knowledge about cancer biology or developing specialized programs to help patients and caregivers, the team at The Princess Margaret is always innovating. We are now on the cusp of some game-changing breakthroughs including advances in early detection and the development of new, less toxic cancer therapies.
But we know that Conquering Cancer is a collective effort and we all have a part to play. When you buy a Princess Margaret Home Lottery ticket it’s a win-win. You get a chance to win incredible prizes and you also provide essential funding for life-saving cancer research at The Princess Margaret – research that will change the future of cancer care.
Your decision to support The Princess Margaret Home Lottery will ultimately help change cancer statistics and, most importantly, give cancer patients more time to do the things they enjoy with the people they love.
On behalf of everyone at The Princess Margaret and the many cancer patients who will benefit from your support, I thank you for sharing our vision to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime.
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