Like many of you, I have had far too many family and friends who have battled many types of cancer including ovarian cancer. I want to honour the memory of those we have lost their battle and recognize the strength of those that battle their cancer every day. Participating in this walk is part of my personal goal to continue the battle in their names and work for the dream of a world without cancer.
Last October we lost our beloved Cory to cancer. Cory and her two beautiful daughters, Kaylee and Toni, are in the picture to the left as they participated in the Walk of Hope in Winnipeg several years ago. She taught so many of us the true meaning of strength. Her motto was Be Strong and those two words will be with me forever. I believe we must always do what we can and this is what I can do on September 8, 2019. #BeStrong
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 honour her means everything. That’s why our team is participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
The Walk celebrates the hope we carry with us 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 change the future and help women 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 us. Together we can make a difference.