103-year-old Toronto woman helps raise money for cancer research
Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 9:21PM EST
Kitty Cohen is 103-years old but she still sings, dances, and plans to participate in this year’s 25-kilometre OneWalk to Conquer Cancer.
That would make her the oldest participant in the Toronto event’s history.
“I would like to see a cure for cancer, all cancers, I my lifetime,” she told CTV Toronto.
She has been participating in the event with her daughter, Bernie Riley, since 2008.
“She has such fire, and that fire is in her every day,” Riley said.
On average, more than 500 Canadians are diagnosed with some form of cancer every day. Two out of 10 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes.
Last year, OneWalk raised $7.5 million for cancer research.
Paul Alofs, president and CEO of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, hopes Cohen will inspire others to join the fundraiser.
“Her strength of spirit and her hope is important to everybody who works in the world of cancer,” he said.
With a report from CTV’s Dana Levenson