Spring turned into summer, summer turned into fall and now winter will soon be upon us. Pardon my tardiness in reaching out to you all in gratitude for your overwhelming support of the seven annual RACH Three Pitch Tournament. Horseshoe Pines Marina remains the undefeated champions and all the gloves will be off to strike them out during the eighth annual RACH tournament, which will be held June 17 to 19, 2011. Registration is now open so register early to ensure you team a spot.
It may seem like we’ve been fighting this fight forever, but we haven’t. There was a time, not long ago, when cancer was a death sentence. And the treatment dreaded almost as much as the disease. We’ve seen the entire process of cancer care forever altered. We’ve seen radical mastectomies become lumpectomies. We’ve seen the precision of image-guided therapies spare more healthy tissue. We continue to support Dr. Jonathan Irish and his ongoing research into image-guided therapeutics, because it will save lives and because we believe it is the future in the fight against cancer.
Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. Leading researchers from all over the world to leave their homes and go to PMH because this is where they believe the fight will be finished; in our lifetime. Our message was simple during the opening ceremonies. We have success stories, survivors, we have our losses and yes we continue to lose people to cancer. But with your ongoing support, we are helping PMH close in on the fight. With our help, they have the momentum. They have the talent, and we the warriors. But they cannot do it alone. With your support we raised over $50,000 this year during the seventh annual RACH Three Pitch Tournament, taking us over the $327,000 mark for cancer research. Amazing. We are very grateful that you have continued your commitment to help conquer cancer in our lifetime.
PMH realizes that conquering cancer is a cause for most of us that generates deep emotions and motivates us to dig deeper and work harder to raise funds needed for breakthrough research and compassionate care. In honour of Rachel’s memory, the RACH committee will continue their efforts to turn the tide in favour of those still fighting this disease. Your support provides hope to those who need it most.
Thank you for sharing and believing in our vision and committing yourself to the fight against cancer.
Joanne and Tom Higgins