Welcome to My Personal Page and #OvarianCancer Story
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. In February 2020, I became one of them.
A dizzying spiral of tests, ultrasounds, CT scans, and finally, a full hysterectomy, appendectomy, and the removal of an ovarian mass roughly the size of a football (true story!) followed what I thought would be a routine physical. At the time, I was freshly 42, an energetic mom to a 4yr old with a full-time career, averaging 10,000 steps a day and five indoor cycling classes a week.
I was still in a mild state of denial when I received the final results following my surgery - Stage 1, Grade 1 ovarian cancer. It was actually excellent news and quite rare, given ovarian cancer often goes undetected until later stages. But we can change that.
Supporting the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope supports Ovarian Cancer Canada. It also 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 do what you can to educate yourself on ovarian cancer and give what you can to stop this lady killer in its track. And, if you are up for it this September, join us for the “virtual” walk — our first of many!
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