Last year as I walked with my fellow survivors and supporters I did so as one of the lucky. Diagnosed with Stage 3 in April 2017, because so much progress has been made in the treatment of this disease - known as the silent killer - I was cancer free. Unfortunately that was short lived and my cancer recurred, as it often does, this past December. Yet I am grateful. Grateful that I was far more aware of my body and the signs to look for and my recurrence was discovered at a very early stage. Grateful that new research has produced a drug that is in a trial for which I qualified and today, after only 4 months, my cancer continues to decrease consistently. Neither of these would be possible without the generosity of those who donate to support the efforts being made to erradicate this disease.
Like me, every woman this horrible disease touches is central to a family. Every one of these women has people who love her. Just being there to show there is hope and to support and honor my Teal Sisters means everything. That’s why I’m participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, here in Kingston on September 8th.
The Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease for me and for every woman.
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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