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2016 Report to Our Donors

In April 2012, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

embarked on the largest single fundraising campaign

in the history of Canadian healthcare. And this year,

we completed the fourth year of the BILLION DOLLAR

CHALLENGE—our five-year initiative to secure $1 billion

to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer

research centres in the world.

By the time you read this report, we will be very close

to reaching our goal. We have raised $870 million, with

$443 million coming from philanthropy and $427 million

from grants secured by our internationally-respected

research team.

In fiscal 2016, we achieved a new record in our net

fundraising with a total of $104 million. This includes

$15.5 million raised for our $50 million Research

Campaign which launched in 2015. (See page 18 for more

information on this campaign).

The continued generosity of donors such as Emmanuelle

Gattuso, Allan Slaight and the Slaight family has enabled

us to amplify the expertise of our research team in

key areas including epigenetics, bioinformatics, drug

development, and immunotherapy.

This year, we celebrated the formation of the Till &

McCulloch Society, which recognizes our supporters

who have fuelled work at The Princess Margaret through

cumulative giving that has exceeded $1 million. Several

events have already been held for Society members that

connect themwith clinicians and researchers whose work

is benefitting from their support.

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer made its debut in

September 2015 with 4,523 participants raising over

$7.7 million.

This is the next chapter in an event that will be 15 years

strong next year, and is continuously evolving with

feedback and great ideas from our dedicated supporters.

We are delighted that Rexall has signed on as the title

sponsor for the 2016 event .

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer had another

incredible year, raising over $19.3 million with 4,853

riders. We have shared this great event brand to benefit

three other Canadian cancer organizations—B.C. Cancer

Foundation, Alberta Cancer Foundation and Montreal’s

Jewish General Hospital Foundation. In total, over eight

years, the Ride has raised $315 million for cancer research

and care across the country.

For the second consecutive year, our Princess Margaret

lotteries raised an all-time record of $24.8 million in

net income through continuous innovation in ticket

purchase options, prizing and use of social media to

reach new buyers.

Thanks to the cancer research enabled through these

programs and your generosity, the landscape in cancer

diagnosis and treatment is changing rapidly. The

Tumor Immunotherapy Program led by Drs. Pamela

Ohashi and Lillian Siu is an excellent example of how

The Princess Margaret is leading the way in testing

promising new approaches to cancer treatment by

activating our immune system. The leaders of this

program are highly regarded around the world, and

they are working in collaboration with the top U.S.

cancer centres. This is a key area of investment for our

Research Campaign.

This report provides further details on our

immunotherapy program and other examples of how

The Princess Margaret is outsmarting cancer thanks to

your support.

The home stretch of our