The Weekend to End Breast Cancer: Photos from Ottawa

Ottawa was the first of six Canadian cities to host the Weekend to End Breast Cancer in 2009, and Best Health was there. Here are some shots from the event

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Ottawa takes the lead

Ottawa takes the lead

The 2009 Weekend to End Breast Cancer takes place in six Canadian cities, starting with Ottawa on June 6 and 7 and ending in Toronto on September 12 and 13.

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Best Health shares the joy

Best Health shares the joy

There were over 1,000 participants, and each one received a copy of the Summer issue of Best Health to read and take home.

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reading best health

An essential read

Some participants couldn't even wait to get back to their tents to start reading!

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A financial success

A financial success

Participants raised a huge amount of money: $2.1 million in 2009, to a total of over $8 million over the four years the Weekend to End Breast Cancer has been held in Ottawa.

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Local fundraising

Local fundraising

Funds raised through the Weekend to End Breast Cancer stay in the local communities. The Ottawa beneficiary is the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, which is committed to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario.

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a personal

An emotional weekend

One in nine Canadian women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, making this event an emotional one for many participants, some of whom are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

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success

Back next year

The Ottawa Weekend to End Breast Cancer has been declared a success, and will take place again on June 5 and 6, 2010.

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How you can still help

The Ottawa event may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still make a difference. Here are some ideas:

• Subscribe to Best Health with our special offer, and $2 of the paid subscription price will go to the local charities sponsored by the Weekend to End Breast Cancer.

• In or near Toronto? Join our team and walk with Best Health editor Bonnie Munday and web editor Kat Tancock.

• Can't make it to the event? Donate in Best Health's name.

• Have you been touched by cancer? Tell us your story.