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Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
In February 2015, I became one of those women. At age 50 I was diagnosed with stage two ovarian cancer and it changed my life forever. I had surgery followed by six rounds of chemotherapy. On June 24, 2015 I finished chemo and was declared NED (no evidence of disease). This past June I celebrated four years of dancing with NED. In the ovarian cancer world I am an anomaly as I am part of a small percentage of women who was diagnosed at an early stage and my cancer has not recurred.
Over the last four years I have been privileged to meet many women who also have ovarian cancer. I have been encouraged and inspired by their zest for life. I have also grieved the loss of many women whose lives have been lost to this relentless disease. On April 2, 2019 my friend Debbie died of ovarian cancer. She deserved so much more life than she were given. I’m participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope for myself but also to honour Debbie. A cure for this wretched disease did not come soon enough for her.
The Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease.
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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