In cities and towns across Canada, 35 walks were held to raise funds for ovarian cancer.
Two walks were held in Saskatchewan: one in the province’s largest city, Saskatoon.
The other went in in Regina, where hundreds marched at Rick Hansen Optimist Park in the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.
Joanne Gasper, Co-Chair of the Regina Walk, said the walk is all about finding an early detection test for the disease.
“It’s the hope of helping fight women to not actually have to have this disease,” she said.
In Saskatchewan, the fundraising goal for the event was set at $105,000.
“That money grows substantially past,” she said. “People understand the importance of it and they keep giving, which is so amazing.”
Gasper noted a stand needs to be made against ovarian cancer.
“The survival rate is very, very poor,” she said. “One in every two will not make it past five years. That’s a very bad statistic.”