The Grafton Apparel Team aims to raise $1.5 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation by selling keychains and lapel pins. All proceeds will support cancer research and patient care at The Princess Margaret. [Photo Credit: Diego Alvarez]
Grafton Apparel has been a dedicated sponsor of The Fight to End Cancer since 2014, taking on a prominent presenting partner role since 2020. Through their unwavering support and nationwide initiatives, The Fight to End Cancer has amassed nearly $1.1 million in donations since 2017. Despite the formidable challenges posed by the pandemic, 2022 marked a record-breaking year, with an astounding $345,000 raised during their in-store campaign, making it their most successful year to date.
We are rapidly approaching our 2023 Fight To End Cancer goal of $3 million, thanks to the exceptional initiatives and campaign by Grafton Apparel!
Grafton’s 2023 Campaign: Wear Your Support!
Grafton Apparel initiated their in-store campaign on September 1, 2023, in support of The Fight to End Cancer. They’ve already achieved an impressive $275,000 of their $375,000 goal for this year, and there’s more to come. Exciting new initiatives, including competitive pizza parties, raffles, draws, prizes, and talent shows, are on the horizon. Grafton Apparel, in collaboration with their partner companies, anticipates another wonderfully successful year ahead.
Grafton Apparel is deeply committed to keeping the public engaged in their mission. They aspire to be a driving force in the battle against cancer through their various initiatives. Recognizing the pervasive impact of cancer, they are steadfast in their fight on behalf of survivors, victims, and those who have lost loved ones. Notably, Grafton Apparel’s CEO, Lance Itkoff, personally reached out to vendors and supporters via email, expressing both gratitude and encouragement for their unwavering support.
”Many of us have been affected by cancer in some way—a friend, a family member, a colleague or a neighbour who may be struggling with cancer right now. Grafton Apparel has a rich heritage of serving Canadians for more than 100 years, and one of our greatest strengths is our incredible team of progressive, loyal and committed people. Our associates across the country have always rallied tirelessly around our fundraising efforts. Our involvement helps create a brighter future for our families, our friends and our communities. As an Official Partner, we look forward to many more years of triumphs and success stories in our continuing support of the Fight To End Cancer — a battle we can all win together.
Sponsor Team Grafton
Grafton has a rich heritage of serving Canadians and has been around for more than 100 years. One of our greatest strengths is our incredible team of loyal and committed associates across the country, who have always rallied tirelessly around our fundraising efforts. Our involvement helps create a brighter future for our families, our friends and our communities.
Each year, all Grafton stores run a “Wear Your Support” campaign. Tip Top, George Richards Big and Tall, and Mr. Big & Tall give FREE Fight To End Cancer lapel pins and key chains for every minimum donation of $20, with all proceeds benefiting the cause.
Since 2017, with the help of our amazing customers and vendor partners, Grafton Apparel is proud to have raised over $1,100,000 towards the fight, and every dollar has gone directly to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. This year our goal is to turn that to over $1,500,000, which would make it another record-breaking year.
As an Official Partner, we look forward to many more years of triumphs and success stories in our continuing support of the Fight To End Cancer — a battle we can all win together.
About The Fight To End Cancer
The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year-round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide. Nearly $3 million has been donated to date, since our inaugural year, in 2012. Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala. This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team. Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners. Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer, for a long and successful future for everyone. This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto. www.fighttoendcancer.com
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at www.thepmcf.ca