Sunday, January 10th, 2016

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2016 Compete For The Cure

Compete for the Cure is now in its 3rd year, is a charity sports event for high school students in support of Pancreatic Cancer Canada. This year, the event  was held on Sunday January 10thm 2016 at HoopDome, located at 75 Carl Hall Road, in Toronto.

It featured male basketball, male dodgeball, and female dodgeball tournaments. This event engages youth across the city to support pancreatic cancer research and help improve overall survival for his deadly disease.

On behalf of our event co-ordinator, Lauren Clarfield and the Clarfield Family, we would like to thank our generous sponsors, our donors, the
41 teams and 360 participants and our volunteers for making this event a HUGE SUCCESS. More than $125,000 was raised with all net proceeds going to support lifesaving research!  

View Photos from the Event

The competition on the court was intense throughout the day, but in the end the winning teams and MVPs were:

Male Dodgeball
CHAT Grade 12 Boys (Captain: Lewis Ashley) - MVP: Max Prenick

 Female Dodgeball - Senior 
Havergal Grade 11 Girls (Captain: Evelyn Silverson) - MVP: Gwen Lawrence 

Female Dodgeball - Junior
Havergal Grade 9 Girls (Captain: Mo Kalles) - MVP: Jackie Tkachuk

Male Basketball
North Toronto Boys (Captain: Jacob Cohen)  - MVP: Nikola Urosevic   


1. Matt Benzaquen ($2,422)
2. Brooke Snowden ($1,140)
3. Lucas Harvey ($1,030)

1. Havergal Grade 9 Girls Dodgeball (Kalles) ($2,919)
2. UCC Grade 10 Guys Basketball ($2,663)
3. Lawrence Park Grade 12 Girls Dodgeball ( $2,055)


In the Spotlight - Lauren Clarfield

In the January 4th, 2014 Globe and Mail, Paul Waldie has written a story on Lauren who created this amazing fundraising initiative - click here to read her interview -  Putting her own spin on fundraising for cancer research

Metro News also did a story on January 10th , 2014 - 17-year old behind Compete for the Cure took action after father's brush with cancer.

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Event Information

Registration is open

Please contact
Pancreatic Cancer Canada
for all inquiries - info@pancancanada.ca or
1-888-pancan9 (888-726-2269)


Printable Forms

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Event Sponsors

Please consider becoming an Event Sponsor and joining the growing list of sponsors supporting the fight against pancreatic cancer.

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We acknowledge and thank the following Sponsors for their support:

Title Sponsors 

The Clarfield Family
Paradise Homes 
Gluskin Sheff & Associates 

Champion Sponsors

Keele St. Boys - Davis/Ossip/Baker, MacDonald/Goldman
Shaw Communications
Donald K. Johnson and Anna McCowan-Johnson 

Court Sponsors

The Ehrlich Family 
The Humberview Group
Chesterfield Shop 
Harvey Kalles Real Estate
Don Joy
Falconeri Munro Tucci

Platinum Sponsors 

The Banks Family
Esri Canada
Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation 
The Simpson Family
The Farber Family
David Steinberg & Family
Stonegate Private Counsel
Jim Kofman &Family
The Whyne Family
Bob Leonidas & Cynthia Waite
The Richmond Family
C. Turner Medical 
Brookfield Partners Foundation - Goldgut 
Madison Homes
Michael Kehoe
Hub Insurance
Lee Bailey and Trish Arsenault
Moni Lustig
Darrell Ogilvie-Harris
Fred Rubinoff 
Steve Colomby 
Pure Foods Meats solutions Inc - Schwartz Family 

Silver Sponsors

Greenwald Wealth Management
The Korman Family
Jeff, Shawna, Russell & Melanie Citron
Dr. David Morrow - Orthodontist
Dr. Eddie Reinish - Oral Surgeon
Belgue/Di Carlo Family 
Camp Manitou
Victoria Star Motors 
Michael Scauzillo 
The Bone Family
Rick Zarnett 
The Greenspan Family

Top Participants
  1 -  Matt Benzaquen ($3,022.00)
  2 -  Sammy Kerzner ($859.00)
  3 -  molly callaghan ($800.00)
  4 -  Lauren Clarfield ($700.00)
  5 -  Mo Kalles ($680.00)
  6 -  Christine Tullio ($630.00)
  7 -  Erin Macintosh ($575.00)
  8 -  Catherine Thomas ($550.00)
  9 -  Hailey Kazdan ($527.00)
  10 -  Miranda Thompson ($525.00)
  11 -  Taya Connor ($500.00)
  12 -  Lauren Coady ($479.00)
  13 -  Jesse Stellick ($451.00)
  14 -  Ben Sokol ($450.00)
  15 -  josh Kazman ($435.00)
  16 -  jess carlton ($425.00)
  17 -  Ellie Haar ($400.00)
  18 -  Ana Langford ($375.00)
  19 -  Jake Sversky ($355.00)
  20 -  Mac Connor ($350.00)

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