Amy's "For My Sister" page!
Shortly, after I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2016, my amazing sisters, Dorothy and Shirley signed up to be team captains for the Walk of Hope in their areas. This is the third year they will lead teams called For My Sister, which is an awesome name in so many ways. I was so inspired by my sisters, the first year I joined them on the walk a few days after chemo. Other family members, including my aunt, who is also an ovarian cancer survivor, and friends / our extended sisters have joined us.
The Walk of Hope means so much to me because my family has been hit hard by this disease called the silent killer. Outcomes have not improved since my Grandmother died from ovarian cancer almost 50 years ago. My hope is that our sisters, daughters, nieces, and granddaughters will have a future without this disease.
Thousands of Canadian women are currently 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.
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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