One Day. All Cancers.
The Polka Dot Trot is the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation’s signature event designed to support and uniquely connects those affected by all forms of cancer. With The Polka Dot Trot, you can fundraise as a team or individually, and choose to walk in the color of the cancer that matters to you the most.
Newfoundland and Labrador has the highest incidence rate of cancer in Canada. With 1 in 2 people in our province being diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime – the incidence rate of cancer will increase by 53% by 2026.
This event is focused on cancer patients, survivors, families, friends, cancer care professionals of all ages and abilities. Together, we will walk to improve cancer care in our province.
Funds raised through The Polka Dot Trot will stay in the province and support patient programs at the four Cancer Centres in Newfoundland and Labrador – St. John’s, Gander, Grand-Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook as well as the chemotherapy delivery sites throughout the province.
The Polka Dot Trot is designed to support all of the faces behind the 60,000+ visits to the Cancer Centres around the province each year.
On September 22, 2019 $320,000 was raised for cancer care….right here!