Hatch raises $1 million at Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Toronto, ON—Hatch has surpassed a significant milestone, raising more than $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 the past five years Hatch employees have demonstrated their commitment to finding a cure for cancer through their participation in the annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer tournament. This year’s tournament was held this past weekend at Woodbine Racetrack. More than 100 Hatch employees, organized into 10 teams, took part in the tournament, backed by generous donations from their colleagues. Also, for the fifth year running, Hatch won the Corporate Challenge Cup, which recognizes the company that has raised the most funds in a given year. For 2016, Hatch raised a total of $206,000 in support of ground-breaking cancer research and treatment at Princess Margaret.
Bruce MacKay, managing director of 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. MacKay adds, “We’re proud to make such a significant impact through our involvement in this amazing event!” 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.
Earlier this year, Hatch road hockey team captains and senior company leaders, including Hatch board members John Pearson and Robert Francki, toured the centre. The tour was led by Dr. Jonathan Irish, head of surgical oncology, and featured a state-of-the-art operating room and the Guided Therapeutics Program (GTx). This program is dedicated to the development of real-time 3D imaging combined with navigation and tracking, enabling novel cancer therapy delivery. GTx also facilitates interventional therapeutics, including minimal-impact surgical techniques and robotics.
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.”For more information, please contact:
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About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and delivering Personalized Cancer Medicine. The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN. All are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network is raising funds to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca