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.
I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer October 2016, I had to undergo emergency surgery, followed by 6 months of weekly chemo where I then was told I was cancer free. A year and a half later, what I feared the most happened, my cancer came back. I had to undergo another surgery and more chemo while knowing that my cancer is a chronic condition that will continue to reoccur. Today, August 2022, I am currently on chemo, following 2 clinical trials which gave me an additional 2 years. My battle continues and I am not giving up this fight. This is how women with cancer live every day, wondering where and when it will reoccur. Will I be able to survive it again? That’s why our team is participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
The Walk celebrates the hope we carry with us every day – 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. Donations will be used to fund vital research, spur advocacy efforts, and provide support so that we can change the future and help women live fuller, better, longer lives.
Please provide your support by giving generously. Better yet, if you are up for a challenge this September, come out and join us. Together we can make a difference.