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BTFC is monitoring and assessing the developing situation across the country with regards to wildfires and air quality concerns. It is our intention to make a decision 48 hours in advance about whether it is safe to proceed with any of our in-person walks. If a Walk must be cancelled for the health and safety of our community, we will provide clear messaging and details about our contingency plan for a potential alternate event.
It is with profound disappointment that Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (BTFC) is announcing the cancellation of the following in-person walks:
This was not an easy decision for BTFC, as we have been looking forward to this opportunity to connect with the community in person for the first time since our 2019 Walk.
The health and safety of our community is our number one priority in making this decision. We have been closely monitoring and assessing the wildfires and air quality in our affected communities. Based on the current air quality situation in North Bay, Sudbury and Toronto, and the projection over the next couple of days, we do not believe that it would be in the best interest of our community to host the event as scheduled.
We know that many of you will be feeling disappointed as well. So much work has gone into the planning of the event, and for that, we offer our sincere gratitude to our volunteers, our team captains, and to each person who registered and fundraised to support the brain tumour community. We still hope that the North Bay, Sudbury and Toronto brain tumour communities will come together and walk united. So, we are planning a virtual Walk for Saturday, June 24. We will be in touch shortly with details about walk boxes to make the virtual walk more engaging, survivor shirts, and Grand Club gifts.
On Saturday, June 24, we invite our North Bay, Sudbury and the Toronto community to put on your BTFC gear and your survivor shirts, step out and walk with your family and friends, share your photos on social media, and show the brain tumour community that no one walks alone.
Thank you for your understanding and your support as we endeavour to continue to provide the brain tumour community with caring and compassionate support.
Chief Executive Officer
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada