The Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital team recently learned that a dear colleague was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In trying to find ways to support our team member, we came across the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk for Hope. We believed this is the best way to rally behind our colleague to cheer and show support as well as raising funds and awareness.
Working at Elisabeth Bruyere means helping support people through some of their toughest and longest fights. Cheering our patients onto trying and accomplishing tasks and goals that they may have once believed impossible. Whether it involves encouraging them through their rehabilitation program, or supporting them through end of life care or dealing with living with complex medical issues, we are the helping hand to pull you out of dark waters, and the shoulder to cry on all at once. Banding together and supporting patients comes second-nature to staff here. It’s only natural when one of our own announced this upcoming battle that we would stand behind to cheer and support.
This dark time was turned into one of hope. The units were buzzing with news of more donations raised, organizing groups to walk together, and the excitement of being able to help in some small way. Our “support squad” grew and evolved as the buzz spread through the hospital.
Every dollar our team raises 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 the 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.