About Us

Thank you for supporting our 2017 events in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Read for the Cure has now raised and donated more than $1.3 million dollars to cancer research!  We couldn’t have done it without YOU…the authors, emcees, sponsors, donors, and attendees.

Read for the Cure began in 2006 in Toronto, Canada, when two members of a west Toronto book club who had just finished treatment for cancer had a great idea. Acknowledging the important role of reading in their lives, and the wonderful support they had received from their fellow members during their treatment, they saw an opportunity to harness the energy of enthusiastic book clubs and readers to raise funds for cancer research.

In 2007 we hosted two small author events in the GTA featuring award-winning Random House authors. Since then we have added events in Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver. All proceeds from our events are donated to research into environmental links to cancer. In 2017 we donated over $150,000 to cancer research; since our first events in 2007, we have donated more than $1.15 MILLION to cancer research.

In 2010, Canadian Living magazine published a profile of the origins of our charity.


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