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2021 Walk - Ottawa/Gatineau, ON

Margie's Gang

 

We are walking for Georgia Margaret Gass (Margie) who passed away May 11, 2015. She loved life, her family and friends and the South Shore of Nova Scotia where she and her family have a beautiful home. Despite a career in the foreign service which took her to Europe, Africa and Asia and frequent stays in New York, she remained deeply grounded in Nova Scotia. She was an irresistible friend who kept in touch with a worldwide network. She loved the arts and hooked rugs, painted and made beautiful photographs. She acted and had an incredible dress sense. She was beautiful. Margie was also courageous and she fought back. Together with her friend Evelyne, she organized a fundraiser for ovarian cancer in Halifax which raised $100,000. Margie was a "doer" and enjoyed everything that life had to offer. We are walking in her memory and to honour her desire to help women with ovarian cancer learn earlier that they have the disease and live longer.

 Last year despite COVID, we walked and biked individually and in small safely distanced groups from Calgary to the Great Wall of China and raised over $10,000 for the second year in a row.

The past year has been particularly challenging for all of us and for the charities we sponsor. Please show your support by giving as generously as you can!

 

 (The photo above is from 2019 which is the last year we were able to walk as a group.)

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