Cancer is a devastating diagnosis and the accompanying treatment can be uncomfortable, painful and negatively affect the lives of patients and their loved ones. Cancer treatment without side effects and the body being able to heal itself from the damage of treatments is not just a pipedream, it is an achievable goal.

The Jesse and Julie Rasch Foundation of Toronto has committed to this goal of improving lives of Canadians with a generous gift of $500,000 to fund a project at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre that aims to transform cancer treatment by making it less harmful and toxic.