Hatch raises C$1 million through Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
On October 1, 2016, at the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer tournament, Hatch surpassed a significant milestone, raising more than C$1 million dollars over five years in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research facilities in the world.
For five years Hatch employees have demonstrated their commitment to finding a cure for cancer through their participation in the annual Road Hockey tournament, which was held this year at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. More than 100 Hatch employees, organized into 10 teams and backed by generous donations from their colleagues, took part for 2016. In 2016 alone, Hatch raised a total of $206,000 in support of ground-breaking cancer research and treatment at Princess Margaret.
Bruce MacKay, managing director at Hatch, is a long-standing ambassador and honorary chair for the event. “Participating in the Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer offers our employees a great vehicle to give back through the game we love. Giving is part of our culture and Princess Margaret and Hatch have a strong, long-term partnership.”
Hatch employees first participated in the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer in 2012 and the company has since won the Corporate Cup Challenge every year as the top fundraising organization. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest institution of its kind in Canada devoting 100 percent to conquering cancer. Fundraising efforts support breakthrough research and discovery of new, more effective cancer-fighting therapies.
Princess Margaret and Hatch have had a long-standing relationship together. MacKay added, “Over the past five years, we have lost three of our road hockey teammates to cancer. These were young people in the prime of their lives. We must find a solution to the cancer puzzle and the PMCF is a key player to finding a cure.”