The Weekend to End Breast Cancer: Photos from Toronto

On the weekend of September 12, four team members from Best Health’along with thousands of other participants’walked to raise money for the fight against women’s cancers. Here are some shots we took along the way

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weekend stretch

Day 1: The opening stretch

Over 4,600 walkers met at Exhibition Place to begin the Weekend. Here, participants are being led in a pre-walk stretch.

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stretching

Day 1: Best Health stretches, too

From left: Editor Bonnie Munday, associate publisher Michelle Kellner and sales associate Grant Faulkner formed the Best Health team, along with web editor (and official Best Health event photographer) Kat Tancock and e-commerce director Zahra Young, who walked in Montreal.

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lunch

Day 1: Time for lunch

There were pit stops along the route, some with just water and "sanctuaries" (*ahem* Porta-Potties), some with food as well. Here, the team stops for a well-deserved lunch break.

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finish line

Day 1: The finish line

32 km after the stretching, we staggered past the finish line at Downsview Park.

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tattoos

Day 1: Perks of walking

Walkers were treated to a number of perks, including a yoga tent, massages and free airbrushed pink-ribbon tattoos.

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bh walk

Day 1: Best Health for all

Walkers also received a complimentary copy of Best Health, and a special subscription offer.

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team shot

Day 1: Our team relaxes

The Best Health team took advantage of the opportunity to sit back in the grass, relax and enjoy cold drinks.

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cheerleaders

Day 2: Three cheers!

At pit stops and houses along the route, volunteers were there to cheer walkers on.

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bonnie and kat

Day 2: Break time

Bonnie and Kat make a pit stop along the 28-km route on day 2.

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stretching

Day 2: Time to stretch

Walkers stretching at pit stops and even red lights became a more common sight as the day wore on.

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signpost

Day 2: Signpost

The route was marked with signs telling walkers how far they had come-and how far they had to go.

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princess margaret

Day 2: Past the Princess Margaret

As the route moved through the downtown core, walkers passed the Princess Margaret Hospital, the beneficiary of their fundraising. Here, Kat and Bonnie are pictured with Dr. Robert Buckman, a medical oncologist at the hospital.

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statue

Day 2: An awesome achievement

Walkers get their picture taken next to a statue commemorating the fundraising efforts of all participants in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, to be called the Weekend to End Women's Cancers starting in 2010. In 2009, participants raised over $11.6 million.

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"I survived breast cancer-twice."
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The Weekend to End Breast Cancer: Photos from Ottawa