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This month, we are celebrating major new advances in BRCA research at Women’s College Hospital thanks to the generosity of our donor community.

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New WCH study brings accessible BRCA genetic testing to Canadians

Your support is advancing historic progress for healthcare research! Last week, Women’s College Research Institute launched an unprecedented national study offering Canadians genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations, which significantly increase the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Called The Screen Project, this historic initiative will empower Canadians to know their risk and their treatment options and will inform ongoing breakthroughs in BRCA1/2 research and care.

Brianna Varcoe

Brianna, 10, raises funds for cancer research in honour of her mom

Just before Christmas 2016, Brianna Varcoe lost her mom, Krista, to BRCA-related breast cancer. To help ensure no one else has to go through what she did, 10-year-old Brianna hosted a special fundraiser in March to advance BRCA research at Women’s College Hospital.


Moms, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, families and friends — like you, they are our top priority. Your investment in Women’s College Hospital is an investment in the well-being of the people you love.

Night at the Movies

Film and fundraising: Make an impact with a night at the movies!

You can help advance healthcare for women with a fun night out at the movies! Join WCH Foundation’s neWCHapter group on April 20 at A Night at the Movies 2017. Presented by Entertainment One and held at Cineplex Yonge Dundas, you’ll get to see an advance screening of The Promise starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. All funds raised will support Women’s College Hospital.

Upcoming events
APR 20
neWCHapter’s A Night at the Movies

Join neWCHapter for a special screening of The Promise starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac. All funds raised will directly support Women’s College Hospital.

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MAY 25
Spring for Hope: An evening of fun and fundraising for hereditary cancer research

Enjoy an evening of fun, food, networking and impact at a special community event supporting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research at Women’s College Research Institute.

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JUN 10

Registration is now open for the 2017 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women! With 5k and 10k options, this run/walk community event raises vital funds for WCH’s Women’s Mental Health Program.

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Take care: Health tips from WCH experts

What causes breast cancer?

No one knows exactly what causes breast cancer, but we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. Risk factors change depending on the type of cancer. Click here to learn about the major and minor risk factors you need to be aware of.

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