Chilliwack, BC – Taking place Sunday, September 13 at the Rotary Trail starting at the Vedder River Bridge-, the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is part of the country’s largest and most powerful event to direct all attention and funds raised to ovarian cancer.
Known as Canada’s most fatal women’s cancer, ovarian cancer claims the lives of five Canadian women each day. It is difficult to detect and often found in its late stages. Yet there is still no screening test and many people don’t know much about it.
September is ovarian cancer awareness month. Throughout the community, events aim to increase public knowledge of this often overlooked disease.
Started as a community event in 2002, the Walk is a place for survivors and families who have been touched by the disease to form a circle of support. Today, the event is organized in 45 communities nationwide by local volunteers.
All funds raised support Ovarian Cancer Canada, the only national charity dedicated to overcoming this disease.
Details about the Chilliwack Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Location: Vedder River Rotary Trail
Route Distance: 2.5km walk and 5km Fun Run – 1K kids run TBD
Event Day Schedule:
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and morning coffee
8:45 Opening ceremonies and warm-up
9:00 – 10:00 Walk
10:00 Join us for FREE post Walk refreshments, Team & Participant recognition and Children’s fun area!
Walk Chair(s): Deb Edwards & Sarah Mouritzen
Please remember the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is RAIN OR SHINE…The walk must go on!
About the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Founded by Peggy Truscott in 2002, the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is the largest and most powerful event of its kind in the country. Organized in over 45 communities nationwide, it is the only initiative that directs all awareness and fundraising to overcoming ovarian cancer. For information, visit ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca.
About Ovarian Cancer Canada
Ovarian Cancer Canada is the only registered Canadian charity solely dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer. The organization provides leadership by supporting women and families living with the disease, raising awareness among the general public and health care professionals, and funding research into prevention, improved treatments, and ultimately a cure. For information, visit ovariancanada.org.