Ovarian Cancer Canada’s Walk of Hope going virtually Sunday

Another virtual edition of the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope takes place Sunday.

The event has the goal of raising awareness, and funds, for ovarian cancer in the country,

Spokesperson Anne Chase says, unfortunately, ovarian cancer is usually caught pretty late.

“It’s very tough to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to what every woman experiences every month,” said Chase. “We still have approximately 90 people in Saskatchewan every year that will be diagnosed, and most of them at Stage 3, which makes it very difficult. But now that we can have clinical trials and get more research going, hopefully it will really help.”

Chase says she hopes by bringing awareness and raising money, more women in Saskatchewan will be saved from the disease.

She adds even though the walk is virtual, it’s still important to hold the event.

“It’s very important because the money is used for support of the families that are involved with ovarian cancer, and also some awareness, and fundraising,” said Chase. “And we finally in Saskatchewan have clinical trials which is very important for our women, and that’s how the funds will be used, to support that.”

People participating in the walk are asked to wear purple in honour of those fighting ovarian cancer.

To register or donate, go to Ovarian Cancer Canada’s website.

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