Around the world today, nearly a quarter of a million women are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. And every year, about 140,000 precious lives are claimed by this disease worldwide.
While we are fortunate enough to live in a country where there are organizations like Ovarian Cancer Canada to advocate on our behalf, elsewhere others aren’t even allowed to talk about their disease. Either way, it remains true that ovarian cancer is too often overlooked and underdiagnosed.
On Saturday, September 2, I encourage residents to participate in the Ottawa/Gatineau Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope to honour the women living with this disease across Canada and throughout the world.
There are many ways to get involved:
- Register for the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, the largest one-day event in the country to raise awareness and funds, at the Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT) Park, September 2, at 3:00 p.m. Register as an individual or a team at org/ottawawalk.
- Partake in the Teal Tailgate Party and Teal Day festivities starting at noon on September 2 at the RCGT stadium, in partnership with the Ottawa Champions. Tickets for the last home game of the season can be purchased by contacting WalkforHerOttawa@gmail.com, with $3 of every $12 ticket sold going towards the Walk. (Seniors and children’s specially priced tickets also being sold.)
- Connect to Ottawa/Gatineau Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope on Facebook and Twitter.
Ovarian cancer is the most serious women’s cancer in Canada; an estimated 17,000
women are living with the disease right now.
Together we can make a difference for women everywhere.