Miles for Meicha
Team Miles for Meicha first joined this walk in 2016 as a way to honor our dear friend Meicha and to deal with the grief we felt for losing her when she was so young, full of life and energy. In 2020 we had Michelle and her family join our team as well! Michelle's mom Claire is now a Ovarian Cancer survivor and after having a baby girl Michelle felt the need to help spread the word about Ovarian Cancer and help protect all the women in our lives.
We will be doing this walk every year, to honor Meicha and Claire, raise funds for those fighting ovarian cancer today , and be an advocate to raise awareness for all the ladies in this world. We will use our voices to tell every women the symptoms that are so hard to notice. We will raise money to get early detection as pap smears do not detect ovarian cancer and to let them know HPV vaccines do NOT prevent Ovarian cancer.
So we do this not just for Meicha anymore, we do this for our girls who deserve a vaccine & early detection. For our sisters, moms, aunts, cousins, nieces, all our friends who are our family & tribe. All amazing ladies out there this is for you.
So thank you so much to all our donors, all family and friends who donate and make our fundraising efforts a success.
Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
This year’s goal is to raise $2.1 million. Every dollar we raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide much needed support, increase awareness, and fund vital research so that we can change the future for the women we love. The women we love deserve early detection and screening.
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.