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The first thought for most of us when we hear ‘GI’ is a soldier on a mission, and the GI Joe’s of the Rexall OneWalk to

Conquer Cancer are on a mission too. ’GI’, in this case, stands for Gastro-Intestinal cancers which includes colon, rectal,

esophageal, gastric, liver, pancreas, bile duct, gall bladder and small bowel cancers.

In 2015, the GI Joe team of 45 walkers, led by

Dr. Jennifer Knox, raised over $134,500 through a variety

of fundraising activities. It was a very emotional day

for many on the team which included patients, cancer

centre staff and caregivers walking together.

Dr. Knox is passionate about making a difference by

developing more and better treatment options for GI

patients. She is inspired daily by the amazing courage

she sees in her patients, their families and the dedicated

team she works with.

These GI Joes are in the trenches fighting some of the

toughest types of cancer

This year, we were delighted to welcome

Rexall as the new title sponsor of OneWalk

to Conquer Cancer. Like The Princess

Margaret, Rexall cares deeply about the

ongoing health of the community, and

continues to evolve to meet the changing

needs of their customers.

“Our pharmacists and pharmacy staff

treat, counsel and manage the health

of thousands of customers every day,

including cancer patients. It seemed

entirely appropriate that we team up

with one of the most recognized names

in cancer research worldwide—Princess

Margaret Cancer Centre—to help with

this tremendously successful event,” says

Jürgen Schreiber, CEO of Rexall Health.

The Rexall OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is

the result of continuous innovation that

began with the Weekend to End Breast

Cancer in 2003. Today, participants walk 25

kilometres in a single day and raise funds either individually or as part of a team for the cancer that matters most to

them. To date, cummulatively, 58,000 walkers have raised a staggering $156 million for cancer research and care at

The Princess Margaret. The event will be 15 years strong in 2017.

Rexall is new title sponsor of



Conquer Cancer

4,523 people participated in OneWalk

to Conquer Cancer in 2015 and raised

over $7.7 million (gross).


2016 Report to Our Donors

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