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Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year. Last year I was diagnosed with this disease after several months of dealing with abdominal pain that just kept getting worse and worse. I had had a complete physical in October of 2017, unfortunately this cancer CAN NOT AND IS NOT detected via routine physicals. Annual ultrasounds can help, but are not requested by most doctors. By the time mine was diagnosed, I was a stage IIIc, late stage. I have had two surgeries to remove: both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, my uterus, my cervix, my colon (it spread between surgery 1 and 2), my lesser omentum, and a piece of my stomach. Not to mention all of the chemo. If I had had knowledge about this type of cancer and the signs to look for, mine would have been caught earlier. Please help us raise funds for awareness and research so that you and your family do not have to go through this.
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 honour 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 that champions the health and well-being of women with ovarian cancer and others at risk of this disease. Funds will be used to fund vital research, spur advocacy efforts, and provide support so that we can help women with, or at risk of, ovarian cancer live fuller, better, longer lives.
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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