"I am no longer scared to grieve about my mother’s death, and I can be happy when I talk about her" ~ Mallory Kohlmeier
In 1992, Pamela Greenaway Kohlmeier lost her battle with breast cancer at the tender age of 38. She left behind two young children; her son Jamie was 8 and her daughter Mallory was 4. Now a grown woman, Mallory shares what it has been like growing up without her mom and why your ongoing support towards breast cancer research is so important to her and her family.Mallory's story>>
1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime
In 2016, an estimated 25, 700 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
On average, 70 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day
Breast cancer makes up an estimated 26% of all estimated new cancers in women
Approx. 230 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 of those men will die
Your fundraising is making a difference. Breast cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% since its peak in 1986. But we still have a long way to go!
The money you raise for Mother’s Day Walk will fund ongoing advancements in detection and treatments that are significantly improving the outcome and quality of life of breast cancer patients in Canada.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada was created in 1991 by a passionate family searching for a cure for their daughter Pam. She continues to be our inspiration.
The Breast Cancer Society held its first event, a walk on Mother's Day in 1991. This has become an annual celebration of all the special women in our lives. Mother's Day Walk and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada raise money for the research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer.
London, ON - Regional Cancer Centre
A clinical trial has been started by Dr. Francisco Perera and Dr. Eva Turley to learn if a cream can reduce skin damage when breast cancer patients receive radiation treatment.
Drs. Alan Tuck and Ann Chambers along with Connor MacMillan are studying what regulates early breast cancer progression. Identifying which early tumors are at high risk for progression may help in the development of treatments.
Toronto, ON - Sunnybrook Hospital
Dr. Czarnota’s research involves the use of microbubbles and ultrasound to effectively target tumors and enhance treatment in breast cancer patients. See his video below!
Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax
Other current funding commitments include: Winnipeg, MB: CancerCare Manitoba, Calgary, AB: Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Halifax, NS: QEII Foundation, Montreal, QU: Cancer Research Society and the Canadian Institute for Health Research in Ottawa, ON where funds are matched dollar for dollar by government funding. Your generous Dress for the Cause donations have double the impact.