The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation began raising funds for cancer research at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in 1982. Since then, the Foundation has raised well over $1 billion for one of the world's top 5 cancer research centres.
Relentless in our quest to raise funds to conquer cancer in our lifetime, we launched a 5-year Billion Dollar Challenge in 2012. It was the most ambitious campaign undertaken in Canadian healthcare history, and we are proud to announce we secured the $1 billion ($532 million secured in philanthropic support and $520 million secured in research grants), ahead of schedule. Setting ambitious goals is driven by our culture and our passion to perform.