You know why you're paddling. But do you know what your fundraising efforts will do?
1 in nine Canadian woman will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. Tragically, 13 women – 13 of our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – lose their battle with breast cancer every day.
But there's good news. Thanks to a combination of early detection and advanced treatment options, experts tell us that the five-year survival rate for women with breast cancer that hasn’t spread beyond the breast can be as high as 98.5%.
Early detection saves lives. Your fundraising efforts today will save lives by helping fund new, state-of-the-art mammography machines for the Breast Assessment Centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. These machines will be used to perform 8,000 potentially lifesaving mammograms every year. So on behalf of the thousands of women (and men) from across our region who will be screened for this terrible disease, thank you and keep up the great work!
Watch this emotional video of Michelle Thornton, our Festival co-Chair, sharing why it's so important to provide world-class breast cancer care here at home.