2017 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope in Guelph, Ontario

Team Purpura-Everts

Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year. Ovarian Cancer is the 5th most common cancer for women and it is the most serious.

Twenty years ago in May 1997 my Aunt Angie died from Ovarian Cancer. In December 2014 my Aunt Linda, her sister, died from Ovarian Cancer. By the time it was detected, as it is not referred to as the "silent killer" for nothing, it was too late.

Each of these women were central to our family. We love them and they are missed horribly. I am walking to remember and to honour them. That’s why I’m participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.

The Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease.

This year’s goal is to raise $2.1 million. Every dollar I raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide support, increase awareness, and fund vital research so that we can change the future for the women we love.

Please provide your support by giving generously. Better yet, if you are up for a challenge this September, come out and join me. Together we can make a difference.

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