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103 percent of goal achieved.

Mme./Mrs. Hillary Harrison

Goal: $3,500.00
Achieved: $3,620.00

2010 Opening Ceremony
2010 Opening Ceremony

Be a Part of My Journey and Support my Walk and Hope for a Cure!

It's 2012 and I will be walking in my 3rd Weekend to End Women's Cancer Walk. I get to see Calgary again and experience another weekend of camaraderie, inspiration and accomplishment. The support from donors, walkers and teammates plus the crew and sweep vans that cheer us on through the 2 day event continues to surprise and amaze me. This event reminds me that cancer touches everyone from young to old, strangers to friends. The network of people involved in the event are heroes looking to find a cure for women's cancers and raise cancer awareness. The atmosphere and event's purpose keeps me coming back to participate.

In 2010 I went on my first WEWC walk held in Edmonton. It was tiring, exhilarating, humbling and emotional. The first day I wondered if I would ever cross the finish line.The second day I was joined by 2 friends as we walked the last couple of kilometers. I crossed the finish line with my Butterfly of Hope (BOH) team and Chad Cieslik, an inspirational man who has now walked in more than 40 WEWC walks. My 2nd year the Walk changed locations and was held in Calgary. Another successful walk with good weather and no blisters! I'm hoping for a successful 3rd Walk with the BOH team, keeping my fingers crossed for another blister free year, and being one step closer (or should I say 60 kilometres closer) to finding a cure for women's cancers.

I had breast cancer in 2004. After a lengthy and unusual diagnosis process, I got the news that I needed a mastectomy. Within a week, I had my surgery. Ten days after that I got the news that I didn't require any other treatment other than 5 years of a prescription medication. No radiation, no chemotherapy. I counted myself lucky as I considered that I had "the best of the worst" situation. Yes, I had cancer but the surgery removed everything and I didn't need post-op treatment. However, we have all known women who have had cancer and their treatment has been more complex, challenging and stressful. Some are survivors and sadly some are not.

I want to see an end to women's cancers but cancer can strike anyone and is usually so unexpected. Recently my friend's son was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. It isn't a women's cancer but it is scary and terrifying for all who know and love him. I am walking in an event to end women's cancer but I hope ultimately that better treatment methods and cures will be found for all types of cancer.

My commitment is based on love and my realization that we each need to do our part in this fight. I can walk. I can raise funds to benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in the fight against all women's cancers. I can and choose to be a part of this movement to save lives.

This is my journey but it can be your journey too. Please consider donating to this worthy cause and help make women's cancers a thing of the past.

With Thanks and Hope,

Hillary

 

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