Hey Friends, Welcome!
Once again I am joining my cousin Jo's team 'Jo's Superheroes' and once again we will be walking in style to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer.
I walk because 14 years ago I lost my Auntie Pat to cancer. I lost all the moments that we could have shared together. I went to her grave to tell her how Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ended and I'll never know if she was as dissatisfied by the epilogue as I was. I'll never know if she would have felt the same equal parts horror and delight that I felt while reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. These are the things I think about because one of my last conversations I remember having with her was reading Harry Potter, and she mistakenly told me she was 200 pages ahead of where she was and she had to quickly catch up so she wouldn't be made a liar.
I walk with my cousin Jo who was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer two years ago and who underwent surgery and chemo. Jo is a constant inspiration to me, not only because she is always positive and upbeat (and all around cool) but because she adovocates so hard to raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer. I sometimes wonder if Ovarian Cancer was more understood, if doctors better understood genetics, and if screening was more widely available in Saskatchewan if my cousin's cancer would have been caught earlier. That's why I walk, so early detection becomes more common and women are able to create lasting memories with their families without fear of what tomorrow might bring.
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 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.
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.
Thanks for your support!
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