This will be my third year participating in the Walk of Hope.
My healing journey began in January 2019 when I was diagnosed with HGSC (ovarian cancer). I had a recurrence in April 2021 and completed another 6 chemo treatments. December 2021 the CT scan showed lesions growing once again.
By June 2022, my oncologist recommended a third round of chemo, which started in July. With the love and support of an amazing team of healing warriors(family and friends), I continue on this healing journey.
Given my current treatment plan, I do not expect to be able to walk on September 11, 2022, as I will have a treatment September 9, 2022 and it takes a few days for me to regain strength; so I plan on walking at some point, within the week before my September 9, 2022 treatment. Thanks to my warriors, but as well, the amazing doctors and nurses that provide my care. I am grateful and my heart is full.
Thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 2,800 will be diagnosed this year.
Each of these women is central to a family. Just being there to support and honour these women means everything. That’s why I’m participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
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. I myself have participated in some of this research through clinical trials. We must keep researching. We need to find a cure.
If you are looking for something to do on September 11, join us, and walk, wherever you are, just take a few moments to think about this cause. Together we can make a difference.