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On October 15, 2015, The Princess Margaret

Cancer Foundation brought together

representatives from Toronto’s Chinese

community for a special evening called Champion

of Hope. It was an exclusive ‘up close and

personal’ opportunity for attendees to mingle

with and hear from some of Canada’s leaders

in cancer care and research, and pay tribute to

one of their highest achievers, Dr. Tak Mak. He is

one of the world’s most accomplished research

scientists who has spent most of his career at The

Princess Margaret. Dr. Mak is also beloved by a

large community of people who have helped to

raise funds for his research into women’s cancers

at The Princess Margaret. He has become a face

associated with medical progress and innovation.

The evening, generously hosted by BMO Financial

Group, included remarks from leaders of the Chinese and Princess Margaret communities, and concluded

with a wonderful surprise for Dr. Mak—a performance by one of his favourite musical artists, Canadian guitar

legend Liona Boyd.

The Foundation is extremely grateful to Mrs. Helen Ching-Kircher and Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung, the co-Chairs of

the event. It was a wonderful success and raised over $85,000 thanks to their guidance and support, as well

as their efforts to promote the event among their many friends and colleagues.

Celebrating a true champion

In 2005, Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi founded Faith of Life

Network to focus the attention of North American

Muslims on the importance of the image of Islam and

the need for Muslim collaboration in local community

service. In addition to serving the Muslim community

in the Greater Toronto Area through Sayeda Khadija

Centre, the Network is providing education about

the religion of Islam through the web and multimedia,

interfaith programs and social events.

Because cancer impacts the Muslim community as

significantly as it does others, Dr. Slimi has spent

time learning about the world-leading research

taking place at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

He invited Laura Moretti, Director, Ethnocultural

Strategy at The Princess Margaret Cancer

Foundation to their annual fundraising banquet to

talk about the important progress taking place at

the centre.

This year, Faith of Life Network made a generous

donation of $50,000 to The Princess Margaret as part

of a $100,000 commitment.

Faith of Life Network encourages philanthropy in the

Muslim community


2016 Report to Our Donors

Dr. Tak Mak, Mrs. Helen Ching-Kircher and Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung

AsimMalik, Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi and Laura Moretti