Jelly Bean Team
In memory of Bette Jane Jelly
Bette Jane was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in May 2014.
Bette Jane fought the disease with amazing courage and strength. Even after major surgery, four recurrences and endless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, her optimism and enthusiasm never waned. She relied on the support of her friends and loved ones, her faith and hope to help guide her through her difficult journey. She truly inspired all of us who knew her.
Her infectious spirit, kindness, smile and laughter lifted many people. To many she was a beacon of light that saw life with such clarity and enjoyed it with unbridled enthusiasm.
Bette Jane passed away on August 3, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family and Walter.
Fact: Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all women’s cancers. One in two women diagnosed will die within five years. Survival rates for this disease have not improved in five decades. More research is desperately needed.
Bette Jane was a champion in supporting the cause and the fight for more research and awareness of Ovarian Cancer. She was always eager to participate and raise funds in the Walk of Hope, walking the runways at Toronto Fashion Week and the Lady Ball galas and helping and participating in the Look Good Feel Better events. She wanted to make a difference.
The JELLY BEAN TEAM is comprised of family, friends and supporters who have been attached to Bette Jane’s hip...day in and day out, throughout her cancer journey
Sept. 12, 2021will mark our sixth walk and our first in memory of Bette Jane to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer and money for Ovarian Cancer research.
We are rallying with the fundraising and volunteer community at the OCC Walk of Hope. Every dollar raised supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide support, raise awareness and fund vital research so that we can help all women going through this difficult journey.
The Walk celebrates the hope Bette Jane carried with her every day – the hope for a future without this disease. Together we can make a difference!