Of the 2,800 women in Canada currently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, about 1,800 will die.
Stark numbers for a disease which still has no screening test.
Ovarian cancer claims the lives of five Canadian women every day, according to Ovarian Cancer Canada.
If ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated in its early stages, the five-year survival rate is as high as 90-percent.
In the early stages of Ovarian Cancer, there are few symptoms.
Even when symptoms start, they’re easily mistaken for less-serious illnesses. And they’re easily ignored.
There are events which get people talking locally such as the Ladyballs Show and Tell, which took place May 10 at the Conexus Arts Centre.
And on Sunday in Regina – and across Canada – the Ovarian Cancer Canada Regina Walk of Hope will take place.
Wendy Sutherland and her sister, Joanne Gasper are co-chairs of the event.
The Regina event will be held at Rick Hansen Park on McCarthy Boulevard and according to Joanne Gasper much of the money raised is going to early detection.
Gasper, along with Wendy Sutherland will receive the 2016 Peggy Truscott Award of Hope Sunday from Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Opening ceremonies will take place at 12:30.