Ovarian cancer effects many women and their families all across the world annually, and Canada has chosen the month of September as their time to raise awareness of this illness and promote the research that is done to cure and lessen the effects of this disease. With 2,800 Canadian women being diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, the push to help those suffering with this illness is growing.
To date, Ovarian Cancer Canada has allocated six million dollars to research, and the organization does not intend to stop anytime soon. In the weeks leading up to September, donation initiatives to encourage the giving of monies took place on the ovariancanada.org website. One of the initiatives included a donation match up to $10,000.
Various events like the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, Teal Tea, and Paint Nite for Saskatoon Walk of Hope are planned in support of the cause, and a full list of events can be found on the ovariancanada.org website as well.
Other ways to get involved or find local support groups can be found on the website too. With the number of women suffering with ovarian cancer and the attention that Canada gives to the promotion of the disease’s research and donations to fight it, there is a strong community of individuals to serve as a support system.