Raising Funds For Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day
MAY 8 2023
IN LOVING MEMORY OF DAGMAR AND CECILE.
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Today, thousands of Canadian women are living with ovarian cancer and another 3000 will be diagnosed this year.
Here is my personal experience with ovarian cancer:
"In July 2018, I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. One month later, at the end of my recovery from the surgery, I received my diagnosis of ovarian cancer. I went into survival mode, pushing forward to do what was needed to get better. I was so lucky to have had early detection. 4 months after the first operation I underwent a radical hysterectomy. Fear and uncertainty follow with each check up... I am now 4 years cancer free. I was truly blessed to have discovered this when I did, many don't have the same luxury. Knowing that I was sick before the illness took hold gave me the upper hand. We need more research on ovarian cancer, we must never give up."
To honour women and families touched by ovarian cancer and celebrate the hope that I carry with me every day – the hope for a future without this disease,
This year we dedicate our fundraising event to Dagmar Stroka and Cécile Hryhorczuk.
Cécile Hryhorczuk the recipient of the 2020 Peggy Truscott Award of Hope for the Quebec region Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015 (followed by a recurrence in 2017), she’s made it her personal mission to spotlight the disease while also supporting and encouraging other women who are facing this disease, her Teal Sisters. I was introduced to Cécile shortly after my diagnosis, she helped me in my first fundraising event. We lost Cécile in 2022, in her time she raised thousands of dollars and much attention to this disease.
Dagmar has been a big part of our community for many years, she was our studio manager for a time when she desperately tried to get us organized. Our dear Dagmar was diagnosed 2 months after I was, her journey was very different. We lost Dagmar in May of 2022, way too soon, way too young. These stories do not and should not end this way.
Please help us to raise both awareness and funds so this story becomes less common and the people we lose don't die in vain.
Funds raised support Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Canadian charity championing the health and wellbeing of women with ovarian cancer and those at risk for the disease, while advancing research to save lives. Funds will help further scientific progress, advocacy efforts and support programs. Please support this event with a generous donation. Donate directly to Ovarian Cancer Society Canada for a tax receipt.