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In June 2013, I lost my beloved younger sister, Sue, to ovarian cancer, after an epic eleven-year battle with this insidious disease.
Hockey was Sue's passion. It sustained her through her 400 hospital visits, 3 major surgeries, 28 rounds of chemo and the five times she lost her hair. When Sue was chasing a puck down the ice with her teammates, she was no longer a cancer patient...she was a hockey player. She was alive.
Even the mutliple bone breaks that she suffered, due to her treatments, could not keep her off the ice:
"Stop playing hockey? May as well ask me not to breathe"
As most of you know, 4 years ago, a group of her friends and family held a hockey tournament in her honour at our local rink. The response and outpouring of support was overwhelming; the Sue Deacon Cup has raised over $100,000 each year for Ovarian Cancer Canada.
With your help, we'd like to do that again.
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all women's cancers yet it receives very little funding. Currently 55% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will not survive 5 years.
Last year, OCC has established the Sue Deacon Ovarian Cancer ResearchFund. Together we will fund vital research to help develop early detection techniques, improved treatments and, ultimately, a cure)
Funds raised through the Sue Deacon Cup will help overcome ovarian cancer by providing support to newly diagnosed women, awareness and education programming and funding to research. Together, we can raise funds to help find an early detection test and provide support to the 2,800 women who will be newly diagnosed this year alone in Canada.
I am so grateful for any donation you can make to help us achieve our goal.
THANK-YOU in advance, for your generous support.
You can help support me by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the "Donate Now" button on the right.
If you prefer, you can also send a cheque to Ovarian Cancer Canada in my care at the address below:
Ovarian Cancer Canada 205-145 Front St. East Toronto, ON M5A 1E3
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