Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
All proceeds from our industry euchre tournament are donated to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation which ranks as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. It is also one of the world’s largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities and radiation treatment centres. We can be very proud of this provincial hospital that grown into one of the best in the world at saving lives.
Our donation will be specifically directed to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to help with their ground-breaking and life-saving research. Over the past years, that has amounted to $95,000.
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has a rich history of breakthrough cancer research. A few highlights are: the use of radiation therapy to cure Hodgkin's disease, the “Cobalt Bomb” to treat deep-tissue cancers, and the discovery of stem cells which revolutionized the direction of cancer research and treatment.
Today their work continues on the next breakthrough in cancer care -- what they call a new gold standard of care – personalized cancer treatment delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time; giving those with a cancer diagnosis renewed hope of survival.
Princess Margaret by the Numbers
400,000 patient visits a year
373,000 square feet of research space
220 patient beds
17 radiation treatment machines
26 special cancer centres
12 cancer site groups