Ovary-Z Lemon Squeezy
When life gives you lemons...
(or, in this case, ovarian cancer)...
Team Ovary-Z Lemon Squeezy!
Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
Last year, I was one of them.
As a 32 year old, I never knew this disease was one that could, and would, affect me. I was the mother of a two year old daughter seeking to expand my family. An ultrasound revealed a mass in my uterus which spiralled our lives into two surgeries and an eventual diagnosis of metastatic ovarian cancer.
Team Ovary-Z Lemon Squeezy exists because this disease has turned my life, and the life of my family upside down. It exists because I've been told I'm unlikely to see my daughter finish elementary school.
The Walk celebrates the hope we carry with us every day – the hope for a future without this disease.
As long as there is breath, there is hope. Hope that an effective cure for this disease will be found - if not in my lifetime, at least for the lifetime of others.
This is the first year of the creation of Team Ovary-Z Lemon Squeezy. My desire is for it to be a positive space for friends and family to come together, to show our support for the cause, and to do what we can to make things a little better.
Every dollar raised 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 us. Together we can make a difference.
x - Amy