What Your Money Supports

These are some of the initiatives powered by the donations you gather as part of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope:

Support for women and families living with the disease

  • An online community, called OVdialogue, where women with ovarian cancer can ask questions, give and get advice, and meet others who can relate to their experiences firsthand
  • By Your Side and Still By Your Side are comprehensive guides to support and inform women who are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer or facing recurrence of the disease
  • Expert-led symposia and webinars on specialized topics that connect and inform the community
  • The country’s only online support group entirely devoted to women living with ovarian cancer. This resource was established in partnership with CancerChat 

Awareness and education

  • Survivors Teaching Students® brings future healthcare professionals and scientists closer to understanding the realities of what it’s like to live with ovarian cancer
  • Knowledge is Power information sessions in community settings and workplaces to increase awareness of ovarian cancer
  • Trainee awards encouraging residents to consider electives in gynecological oncology. This builds future capacity in health care so that women with ovarian cancer can be treated by gynecologic oncologists and benefit from specialized knowledge

Funding vital research

  • Tissue banks that have helped facilitate recent research breakthroughs, such as the discovery that ovarian cancer is not one but several diseases that respond differently to treatment and have varied outcomes
  • Operating grants for projects focused on ovarian cancer. These grants are jointly funded by the Cancer Research Society as part of a partnership that has already resulted in a record number of successful applications for ovarian cancer research

For information about ovarian cancer or Ovarian Cancer Canada programs and services, visit ovariancanada.org or call 1 877 413-7970.