The Ovarian Cancer Canada Regina Walk of Hope takes place Sunday morning and participants not only from Regina, but all over Canada will be participating.
The event will be held at Rick Hansen Park on McCarthy Boulevard, but according to Joanne Gasper, this event is held today across the nation.
Regina’s event co-chair says Ovarian Cancer is difficult to diagnose and since the symptoms can be vague, much of the money is going to detection.
“We need to raise money for an early detection screening test. We don’t have that currently,” Gasper says.
“So the symptoms would be very similar to lower back pain, fatigue, feeling full quickly. If you have those symptoms, we say definitely go see your doctor.”
Gasper, along with co-chair Wendy Sutherland will receive the 2016 Peggy Truscott Award of Hope today from Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Opening ceremonies will take place at 12:30 p.m.