As many of you may know, I began my journey with ovarian cancer in September 2020. This diagnosis changed my life in more ways than I could have ever imagined. The physical and emotional challenges of living with this disease was only made easier by the immense support I received from my family and friends, and for that, I will always feel blessed and grateful.
Today, thousands of Canadian women like me, are living with ovarian cancer and another 3,100 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 I’m joining the thousands of other participants at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
The Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease.
Every dollar I raise personally and through my team “Ovarychievers” 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 give generously. Better yet, this year’s Walk will happen in communities large and small, all across Canada. It is a virtual event and you can join me! Together we can make a difference.