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May 02, 2005 09:26 ET

Toronto Women Raise $50,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research

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Toronto Women Raise $50,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research
Proceeds Benefit Princess Margaret Hospital

After the success of last year's event, a team of Toronto women have organized the second annual Mindy Kirsh Memorial Bridge to The Cure. The bridge and mahjongg luncheon will host over 350 participants, and is expected to raise $50,000 for ovarian cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital.

The event honours the memory of Mindy Kirsh, a close friend of all the women on the organizing committee, who passed away two years ago at the age of 52 of ovarian cancer.

"I am so proud of what we are accomplishing," says Taube Zeifman one of the event co-chairs. "Our goal is to ensure that Mindy's life will continue to make a difference. In our inaugural year we raised $32,000, and thanks to all the participants and sponsors, we are expecting to raise an additional $20,000 this year."

In addition to the event, organizers have also been selling Ovarian Cancer lapel pins to raise more funds. "The pins have taken on a life of their own," adds Zeifman. "People are snapping them up as quickly as we can order them. We have sold more then 1,500 in just over a month!"

An estimated 2,270 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year while 1,450 will die from the disease (Canadian Cancer Society Statistics 2005).
Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, Ontario Cancer Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders in the fight against cancer. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto.
When: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Spirale Banquet and Conference Centre
888 Don Mills Road
What: Mindy Kirsh Memorial Bridge to The Cure involving over 350 participants

Contact: Jennifer Glickman, 416-636-3493, theglickmans@rogers.com

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