THE
CHARITY

THE
CAUSE

Advancing early detection & innovative treatments at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Through ongoing research, education and innovation, Princess Margaret continues to be on the frontiers of medical, surgical and radiation oncology, embracing the latest technology and international best-practices and setting standards for patient care. 

Every dollar raised by Law Suits goes directly to advancing early detection and innovative treatments at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.

Join us for a night of glamour, compassion and hope. Get your tickets now—and profoundly impact cancer research and patient care. Together, we can turn the runway into a path towards a cancer-free future.

Cancer Statistics

2 in 5
Canadians

will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

1 in 8
women

will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

1,950
of 3000

diagnosed women will die of ovarian cancer.

1 in 18
men

will die of prostate cancer during their lifetime.

2 in 5
Canadians

will be diagnosed with cancer
in their lifetime.

1 in 8
women

will develop breast cancer
during their lifetime.

1,950
of 3000

diagnosed women will die
of ovarian cancer.

1 in 18
men

will die of prostate cancer
during their lifetime.

Kerri's
story

Law Suits was born out of the profound losses of two incredible people, Christine Salmon (maternal Aunt of Kerri Parslow, Co-Chair, Law Suits), and Harold Frizell (father of Julie Tyas), who passed in 2017 following their heroic battles with cancer.

The inaugural Law Suits fashion show came to life in May 2018, when top Canadian lawyers strutted their stuff on the runway to benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

A month following the event’s resounding success, Kerri’s life took an unexpected turn upon discovering she carried a faulty BRIP1 gene (much like her beloved Aunt Christine), increasing her susceptibility to developing ovarian cancer. This revelation was terrifying, particularly since this meant that Kerri’s four-year-old daughter stood a 50% chance of also inheriting the mutated gene.

Shortly thereafter, Kerri made the difficult decision to undergo an elective surgery to avoid developing ovarian cancer, which took place in early 2022. However, twenty days following her surgery, Kerri received another blow – her biopsy results revealed a stage 0 ovarian cancer, one which is serious and often fatal, if caught at a later stage.  

After the initial shock dissipated, instead of succumbing to fear, Kerri realized that this was both a blessing and an opportunity that few women receive when it comes to ovarian cancer.  Armed with that mindset, Kerri took charge of her health, undergoing four months of preventative chemotherapy, and demonstrating remarkable resilience and positivity throughout her treatment. 

More committed than ever in her mission to eradicate cancer, Kerri has resumed her role as a driving force behind Law Suits. Her harrowing experience transformed her from a once dedicated fundraiser, to now, a passionate advocate and survivor, inspiring others with her courage and unwavering determination.

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