Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
Each of these women is central to a family. Every one of these women has people who love her. Just being there to support and honor her means everything. That’s why our team is participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
We are walking for Georgia Margaret Gass (Margie) who passed away May 11 2015. She loved life, her family and friends and the South Shore of Nova Scotia where she and her family have a beautiful home. Despite a career in the foreign service which took her to Europe, Africa and Asia and frequent stays in New York, she remained deeply grounded in Nova Scotia. She was an irresistible friend who kept in touch with a worldwide network. She loved the arts and hooked rugs, painted and made beautiful photographs. She acted and had an incredible dress sense. She was beautiful. Margie was also courageous and she fought back. Together with her friend Evelyne, she organized a fundraiser for ovarian cancer in Halifax which raised $100,000. Margie was a "doer" and enjoyed everything that life had to offer. We are walking in her memory and to honour her desire to help women with ovarian cancer learn earlier that they have the disease and live longer.
This year’s overall goal for the walk is to raise $2.1 million. Every dollar we 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 us.