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Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
September 13, 2015 @ 9:10 am - 12:10 pm$25.00
The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the single most powerful awareness and fundraising initiative in Canada dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. This annual family-friendly event is held annually in September, the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, on the Sunday after the Labour day weekend.
The Walk not only raises vital funds for ovarian cancer awareness, support for women and their families and research, it enlivens communities across Canada to participate in a grassroots women’s health awareness campaign.
Ovarian cancer is the most serious women’s cancer in the country and 2,800 Canadian women are diagnosed every year. Its signs and symptoms are often overlooked and without an early detection test, the disease tends to be diagnosed in its late stages. Because of this, the 5 year survival rate of ovarian cancer is 45%.
The best chance for early discovery is for women to be educated about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to be aware of changes in their bodies. This disease requires women to be proactive and knowledgeable on the facts and risks of ovarian cancer. We are proud to see the progress made in awareness about the disease but we still have a long way to go.