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Welcome back to this years 2023 Walk for Ovarian Cancer Sunday September 10th!
Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll stay and learn more about what your sponsorship can do to help with raising awareness amongst women and research towards a cure for this disease that has taken many of our loved ones much too early. Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 3,000 will be diagnosed this year.
Each of these women is central to a family surrounded by people who love her. Just being there to support and honour her means everything. That’s why for the 8th year I am participating with thousands of others at the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
Led by our dog Luna, adorned with her teal scarf, this is Val's Victorious Gals 6th year running and this year I am proud to have my family -Rachel, Kai, Victoria & Lisa walk with me as well as many friends. Mark has been by my side every step of the way. I have been able to endure this disease with the love and monumental support of my family and all my support group gals. I continue to fight this disease for the last 9 years and still today, but I stand strong and I will beat this once again!
This Walk celebrates the hope I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease.
Every dollar I raise supports Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity entirely dedicated to this important cause. Funds will be used to provide support, increase awareness, and fund vital research so that we can change the future for the women we love. In the 5 years Val’s Victorious gals have walked the Walk we have collectively raised over $30,000!!!
I appreciate your continued support and together we will make a difference!!!
Thank you, you are my Angel!
Luv Valerie <3
9 years ago my life was forever changed. I learned I genetically carried the BRCA2 gene, which is a gene mutation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Proactively I underwent preventative surgery for a full hysterectomy only to find out that I already had ovarian cancer stage 3A. Another surgery, followed by 6 rounds chemo rendered me in a safe state. Two years after that another preventative surgery for breast cancer was my next step, …success!
Life was good for the next 3 years until I went into recurrence. 8 rounds of chemo was not even touching it. I was begging my oncologist to continue as it was my only hope. This was not possible, neither was surgery. I was extremely disheartened to say the least as treatments for ovarian cancer had not changed in 50 years….. and I had already utilized my best options. I’ll never forget my daughter who assured me that when one door closes another opens. This I could not see.
This is where the importance of research comes in and the donations you so selflessly give to the cause. Lo and behold a new medication had just come off of a 10 year trial and I was a candidate! Within one month my numbers were coming down and my disease was “contained”
I was given another lease on life! I have been on this medication for 4-1/2 years now. At times it has been very much a touch and go roller coaster but all in all I have continued to be stable. I am so thankful for each and every day I am given. Without these new developments I would not be here today, I am certain. So thank you for taking the time to visit my page and giving myself and all women living with ovarian cancer a fighting chance. <3
Making an Impact
Has made a donation to this event
Lintack Architects Incorporated
Fred & Diane Cranston
Anne and Dan
Superdave (the brother)
Steve & Kim Goodfellow
Mrs. Valerie Stevenson
Lorry and Jeanette Didtrek
Charmaine Henrietta Menezes
Val & Joe Jaczenko
Blake & Deb Stevenson
Lori and Mike Vidler
Anne and Dab
Cindy and Rob Sergnese
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