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Your August e-news is packed full of inspiring stories of generosity, ways you can get involved and health tips you can use this summer! Read about a cycling event that’s saving generations of lives, an act of kindness that went viral and and so much more.

Tour de Bleu riders

Tour de Bleu raises $3.25 million to stop cancer before it can begin!

On Sunday, August 7, a group of 55 cyclists participating in Tour de Bleu — a private fundraiser hosted by the Peter Gilgan Foundation and Mattamy Homes — took to the streets in support of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research at Women’s College Hospital. By the end of their 160-kilometre journey, they had raised over $3.25 million to help save generations of lives.

August 21 is Supercar Sunday — come on out in support of Women's College Hospital!
Supercar Sunday
Calling all car lovers! On Sunday, August 21, gather your friends and family and come on out for Supercar Sunday, a fantastic event hosted by BMW Toronto and Saturns Drives in support of WCH’s orthopedic surgery program. Enjoy a day filled with food, fun and refreshments while checking out over 100 stunning luxury vehicles. Tickets are $5 each — and kids under two are free!
Ann’s story: Leaving a legacy to make a difference
Ann Delicaet

In the early 1990s, Ann Delicaet received life-saving breast cancer treatment at Women’s College Hospital. Before she passed away in 2014, she decided to arrange gifts in her will to 17 organizations — including WCH — that she knew would carry on her passion for helping others. Her daughter, Mary-Kathleen Young, had the privilege of ensuring Ann’s legacy would continue when she hand-delivered all 17 gifts on her mother’s behalf.
WCH psychiatrist-in-chief’s random act of kindness
Dr. Valerie Taylor

On July 20, Dr. Valerie Taylor — WCH’s psychiatrist-in-chief — was at Union Station when she encountered a recently arrived family of Syrian refugees struggling to figure out how to get from Toronto to London, Ontario. Together with about 50 GO Train passengers and Metrolinx staff, Dr. Taylor helped the family get to their destination. Her account of the experience went viral on Facebook and you can read more about it by clicking through.
Take care: Health tips from WCH experts
My Health Matters + Women's Health Matters logos
The following health tips are brought to you by WCH’s My Health Matters website (www.myhealthmatters.ca), Canada’s leading online resource for women’s health tips and resources. My Health Matters is proudly sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart. Sign up for the My Health Matters e-bulletin at www.womenshealthmatters.ca/subscribe.

When should you get a mole checked out?

Melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. It often develops as a new lesion but can sometimes develop from a pre-existing mole. To ensure melanoma is caught and treated early, you should regularly examine your skin for any warning signs. Click here for more information about examining your moles and when to see your doctor.
Upcoming events
january 27th

Supercar Sunday

Join BMW Toronto and Saturns Drives for the second annual Supercar Sunday in support of Women’s College Hospital!
Nordstrom Eaton Centre - Sept 14

Nordstrom opening gala —
CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Be among the first to preview the new Nordstrom store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and support Women’s College Hospital at this fabulous gala opening event!
Nordstrom Yorkdale - Oct 19

Nordstrom opening gala —
Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of fashion and live entertainment in support of Women’s College Hospital at the gala opening event for Yorkdale Shopping Centre!
Women for Women's - November 10

Women for Women's luncheon

Tickets are now on sale! Get yours today to join the conversation about women, aging and caregiving on November 10.

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