Today, thousands of Canadian women 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.
Michele Fulford (loving Mum, Grandmother, wife & Friend) was diagnosed in early 2017, and sadly we lost her in late 2020 after a valiant fight. Watching her battle this disease and lose her fight made us want to do more. This year, Meg, Olive and I will walk in honour of "Super Michie", my dear mum who was taken from us far too soon.
The Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day that others won't have to suffer the way my mum did – 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 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.