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The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  


Maria Filosa knows that other cancer patients take

comfort from hearing her story, and she shared

it often when she volunteered in the Wharton

Head and Neck clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer

Centre. There, in 2007, she was diagnosed with

tongue cancer which was aggressively treated with

two rounds of chemotherapy given concurrently

with seven weeks of radiation treatment. This was

followed by life-changing surgery where 70 percent

of her tongue was removed and then reconstructed.

What she faced back in 2007 was terrifying and she

could barely speak without bursting into tears. But

today, she speaks so sincerely about the incredible

quality of her care—both physical and emotional.

Her doctors were not only compassionate, but

respectful that she had very difficult decisions to

make, and they took the time to empower her with

the information she needed.

This year, Maria made another decision. She decided

to leave a gift for The Princess Margaret in her will.

“Leaving a bequest to the cancer centre is another

way for me to take control in beating cancer and

allowing the brilliance that is The Princess Margaret

to lead the way.”

Vito and Catherine Labate

Margaret, Audrey and

James Laidler

Harold Lane

Colin Languedoc

Moira and James Lawrence

Barry Lebow

Gail S. Leder and

Daniel Z. Goodwill

Connie Lee

Joan and Bob Lehman

Kathleen D. Leslie

Charles E. Letman

Daniel Lichtman

Meryl Lindale

Irene M. Lloyd

Debbie Locke

Audrey Loeb and David Ross

Margaret Jane Logan

Maria Loschiavo

Rita Louidor

Margaret Lynch

Mary and Garth MacGirr

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Mackay

William MacLaren

John and Gail MacNaughton

Robert Martin

Antonio and Seli Masegosa

Dana Maslic

Aureade Massey

Jean Matlow

Doris McCartney

Janice McDonald

R.A. Guy McGuire

Paul McNab and Mary


Beverly McRae

Elizabeth Meldrum

Steve Merker and Cathy Buchanan

Louis Michael

Rosa Milano

Barbara Jean Miles

James Miller

Patricia Miller

Ruth M. Miller

Ruth Milne

S. Milne

John K. Mitchell

Lois Mitchell

Carla Monk

Doris J. Moore

Harold A. Morden

Eleanor Morgan

Brad Morris

Carol Morrison

Marlene Morriss-Taylor

Miriam Mozes

June Murdoch

Freda Ariella Muscovitch

Margaret andWilliam Myers

Jill and Reed Nelson

Susan Newman

Doris Noftall

Pamela and Donald North

Aimee M. O’Connor

Manuel Oliveira

Marie J. Overweel

Marshal and Tina Partnoy

John Patterson

Colleen Peacock

Brian Pecic

Myta Peters

Stan and Helen Petrowski

Robert L. Pidgeon

Gertrude Piggott

Diana M. Plant

Sofia Polyanovsky

Karen M. Potter

Mary Prentis

Clare Price

Linda Puma

Abel Quintal

Bernie Rees

John Reilly

Gladys Rennie

Edna Reynolds

Charles H. and Kathleen

A. Robinson

Marnie and Michael Rodgers

Betty Ross

Annice H. Rothbart

Coleman Rotstein

Ross and Gwenda Roxburgh

Therese Roy

Marci J. Rubinoff

Barbara E. Russell

Ruth E. Russell

Patricia Sauerbrei

Gabriella Schmidt

Idola G. Semple

Naju B. Shroff and Keki B. Shroff

Margaret Simmons

Graham T. Skells

Linda Sky Grossman

Thomas Smith

Helen Stark

D. Eleanor Stephenson

Morag L. Stewart

Elsa and Ted Stringer

Shannon and Micheal Stuart

Dorothy Sutton

Ann D. Sutton

Eva and Gabor Szekely

Richard F. Tayler

Douglas A. Taylor

Tina Tehranchian

Helen Tennyson

Irmgard Theegarten

Frederick Tiley

Joan Tilt

Mildred Trachtenberg

Jerry Trestik

In Honour of Beryl Elizabeth


Jackie Tuffin

Gillian Tuffin

Pat Nichols and Bob Tundermann

Belal Uddin

Nancy J. Vivian

Lisa L. Weaver

Vanessa Wellwood

Hazel Westlake

Maryann Weston

Mary E. Whitaker

Clyde ShepardWhitham

Linda Whyte

Charles T. Wilson

Debra Wilson

Norma and Sharon Wilson

Robert Elliott and Paul Wilson

Mary Winter

Jonathan Wisebrod

Gordon Wittrock

Susan McLean Woodburn

Donald and Janice Woodley

William A. Wright

Betsy Wright

Donald A. Wylie

Morden S. Yolles

Ginette Young

Chung-Fu Yu

Robert & Lois Yuill

Valentina Zatskoy Loper

John Zeger

Maria gives in many ways

Gino Ortuso and Maria Filosa

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