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Community asked to walk for hope in Nanaimo in ovarian cancer fight

Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is Sunday, Sept. 8, at Rotary Bowl stadium

Ovarian cancer is hard to combat, but a walk of hope can only help. The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is being held Sept. 8 in Nanaimo.

The event aims to support women and families affected by ovarian cancer and raise funds for research. A press release notes that because there is no way to screen for ovarian cancer and because its symptoms mimic other illnesses, women aren’t usually diagnosed until the late stages of the disease.

Local organizers are close to their goal of $10,000 raised, but more donations, walkers and hope are welcome.

“We look forward to the walk every year, not only because it generates needed funds that we invest in disease research and nationwide support programs, but also because it creates such a compelling space for belonging and solidarity for women and families affected by this disease,” said Elisabeth Baugh, chief executive officer, Ovarian Cancer Canada, in a press release. “It’s a fun, family-friendly event and women diagnosed often find the event to be an opportunity to connect with and receive support from the community.”

The Nanaimo Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rotary Bowl stadium. For more information, visit http://ovariancanada.org, e-mail info@ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca or call 1-877-413-7970, ext. 236.



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