Walk of Hope raises funds in fight against ovarian cancer

Third annual event takes place in Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 13

The third annual Walk of Hope takes place this Sunday, Sept. 13 in Abbotsford, at Ellwood Park (31580 Maclure Rd.), with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Abbotsford Coun. Brenda Falk. There will also be various prizes, including Vancouver Canucks tickets and a hair salon gift card.

The Walk of Hope raises money to battle ovarian cancer, which is not usually caught until it is in the late stages and has spread within the pelvis and abdomen.

More than 2,600 women in Canada are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and more than 1,700 die from the disease. The Abbotsford committee has a goal each year to help save one family.

Chair Navreen Toor lost her mom to the disease in 2009 after a five-year battle, and she is among those striving for early detection to help prevent other families from going through similar situations.

To register online or for more information, visit ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca

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