Why Walk?

The Walk

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Held in over 35 communities nationwide, it is the only walk in Canada to direct all attention and fundraising towards overcoming ovarian cancer.

Held annually during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, this family-friendly event raises vital funds to provide support, raise awareness and fund much-needed research into prevention, improved treatments and ultimately, a cure.

Why walk?

Walk because the women in your life are important to you. Walk for those who have been touched by ovarian cancer and those who need to know more about the disease.

This event unites communities across the country and encourages people who have been affected by the disease to stand together in raising awareness. All proceeds support Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity dedicated to overcoming this disease.

Rooted in the community

The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope was founded by Peggy Truscott in 2002. Peggy wanted to create a place where women living with ovarian cancer and survivors could connect with one another, surrounded by a community of support. With truckloads of sunflowers and her friends and family in tow, Peggy started a movement. To read her story, click here.

To date, the Walk has raised over $23 million for Ovarian Cancer Canada programs and initiatives. This work is only possible with your support.

Ready to walk?

To participate in your local Walk, register as an individual, start a team, or join one. Alternatively, you can walk at a time and place of your choosing in a virtual walk.

Walks are held in parks, conservation areas and along city streets. In most cases, these locations offer two routes: 2.5 km or 5 km. Many also host an optional “Fun Run” for running enthusiasts and those looking to challenge themselves. Each Walk welcomes your participation in a variety of onsite activities for teams and families.

Check your local Walk location page for specific details.

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