Hundreds are expected to turn out this weekend at a Regina park to support the fight against ovarian cancer.
The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope is taking place at Rick Hansen Optimist Playground and Park this Sunday.
For a spokewoman for the event, Anne Chase, the event and the cause is very personal.
“I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 20 years ago,” she said. “So, I’m one of the very lucky ones and I didn’t even have to have chemo (therapy). So, since then, I’ve been working with patients and been going to chemo with them or visits in hospital.”
Chase will receiving a notable award on Sunday, as she’ll be presented with the Peggy Truscott Award as an advocate and mentor to survivors and newly diagnosed Ovarian Cancer “patients”.
Joanne Gasper is an event spokesperson who noted participants in the run do have to pay a registration fee.
“We also have hats this year. So, if you raise $25 or more, you get a fantastic hat. Every year they’re changing them up and they’re beautiful.”
Gasper said they’re looking to raise in the neighbourhood of over $100,000.