(May 19, 2015; Toronto) Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, the dawn-to-dusk fundraising event benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, is pleased to announce that SHOP.CA (www.shop.ca) has signed on as the Official Presenting Sponsor of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer 2015.
SHOP.CA has quickly grown to be a top 10 e-Commerce destination in Canada by providing a unique Canadian experience that combines an outstanding selection of products, free shipping and returns, and has a Canadian customer service team. SHOP.CA offers thousands of leading brands in home décor and appliances, trend setting fashion, baby products and more. Throughout its three years of operation, SHOP.CA has made a point of actively supporting philanthropic efforts that are important to Canadians.
SHOP.CA shares the same commitment to excellence that The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation does. Their core values include relentless focus on those they deal with, great partnerships that work for all parties, a daily commitment to respect, honesty and integrity, looking at every challenge as an opportunity to innovate and always delivering more than is promised.
Trevor Newell, the President and Founder of SHOP.CA, was very pleased to be able to partner with The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation on Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. “SHOP.CA is really excited to join forces with Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer to help enable The Princess Margaret’s vision of conquering cancer in our lifetime. Our support will extend to our customers and supplier network; bringing together like-minded individuals and companies who want to join the fight against cancer.”
Shawn Burt, the Chief Hockey Officer at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, was equally proud to welcome SHOP.CA to the event. “Having the support of the team at SHOP.CA is a true game changer for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. Their focus on garnering as much support as possible for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer will help cancer patients in Toronto, across Canada and around the world.” He added, “Talk about impact!”
Burt also explained that SHOP.CA’s partnership will help Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer establish two world records. “This epic event is going global this year to mirror the global impact of The Princess Margaret, so we are inviting road hockey players from around the world to join us in 2015. We plan to make Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer the largest one-day fundraising road hockey event, both by the number of participants and by funds raised.”
Former NHL MVP Eric Lindros is a member of the SHOP.CA team, and stated, “Playing road hockey to conquer this terrible disease is so Canadian. We had an incredible time in 2014 and look forward to helping Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer break two world records in 2015.”
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is a dawn-to-dusk fundraising event for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, this year taking place on Saturday, September 26 at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke. More than 2,000 participants are expected this fall for the milestone fifth anniversary of the event. In the previous four years, more than $9 million has been raised for Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
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 and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. 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, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca
Canada’s first multi-merchant marketplace, SHOP.CA is one of Canada's largest e-Commerce destinations and fastest growing retailers. Launched in July 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian consumers an easy, compelling and convenient shopping experience that is differentiated through vast selection of top brands, exceptional service and a loyalty program that has millions of active members.
For further information, contact:
Director, Public Relations
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Chief Marketing Officer