Relay for Life 2017

Thank you for making the 2017 Relay experience so successful!

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Relay for Life – a partnership event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Thank you to all participants for accepting the baton and fighting back against cancer!

Click here to view photos from the event!

As of June 26, our 38 Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre teams have raised $146,154  (online plus offline unconfirmed) in support of the expansion of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Unit, exceeding our goal of $125,000. Proceeds continue to come in, so please stay tuned for the final total later this summer and for a progress report about the expansion of the new unit!

Congratulations to the top 10 fundraising Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Relay teams!

Blood Buds $20,590 The Jersey Girls $8,907
February Fever $16,045 The Code Runners $8,709
Team Bowler $14,002 Emerge for Cancer $5,476
The Fab Foundation $11,850 TRANSPLANT WARRIORS $5,205
Friends on a Mission $10,120 C3 Defenders $4,695

*Note: These are the rankings as of June 26 and subject to change as fundraising continues until the end of June.

A special thank you to our patient/family ambassadors Alan and Janet Bowler, and physician champion Dr. Graeme Fraser for their support of Relay 2017!

About the Stem Cell Transplant Program at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is just one of three hospitals in Ontario providing all forms of stem cell transplants to adult cancer patients in Ontario.

What will the new Stem Cell Transplant Unit look like?

This will be a dedicated and specialized clinical area that houses 15 individually-equipped inpatient rooms, five individually equipped outpatient rooms and a dedicated sterile compounding area for chemotherapy preparation. It will also include essential equipment and patient amenities needed to support this expansion. What does the new Unit mean for patients? Fifty per cent more patients with blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma will have access to this potentially life-saving treatment.

For more information about Relay for Life, please contact: