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Let’s knock out cancer and find a cure, says Scarborough cancer fighter

Jason Ettorre and Raul Pavon both live in Scarborough, both enjoy biking, and both have seen people around them suffer from cancer. They have now accepted the challenge to fight this deadly disease. This June, the two men will participate in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling event from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

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New tower rising to meet needs of children and educators

For Dr. Fred Keeley, the future of improving his patients’ lives is almost here. “There will be a lot of equipment in the area of cancer and cancer biology,” he said, “essentially understanding the genetics of cancer.” Keeley is a senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. He’s anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the adjoining new research and learning tower. It will include new high-end equipment that will advance research in terminal diseases.

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30 years later, Terry Fox’s dream lives on

On Sept. 19, a morning full of sunshine, the annual Terry Fox Run took place all over Canada. Scarborough residents came out to Cedarbrook Park on Markham Road and Old Kingston Road in West Hill to continue Terry’s run to raise awareness for cancer research.