OUR 2018 CAUSE

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the PYNK Breast Cancer Program for Young Women within the Louise Temerty Breast Cancer Centre. This program, the first of its kind in Canada, addresses the unique emotional and physical needs of young women (under 40) who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. Studies suggest younger women are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of the disease and are at greatest risk of psychological and social distress. These women often face this difficult diagnosis while coping with establishing early intimate relationships, emerging careers or parenting young children. PYNK patients and their families receive a continuum of care from the time of diagnosis through treatment and follow-up with the help of a dedicated nurse navigator. Funded entirely by donors, thanks to the support of our community partners like you, PYNK can continue to offer specialized care and carry out focused research for young women with breast cancer.