GOOD FRIENDS ARE FOREVER FRIENDS
That was the pledge I made to one of my dearest friends many years ago.
Danielle was a remarkable, intelligent, generous, and loyal friend. She was one of those people that always made you feel good and happy around her. I admired her not only for her personality but because she was the picture of health and fitness. She had it all (I thought), and I always wanted to be like her. A year and a half ago, my husband and I were blown away when we received the shocking news that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In less than a year, Danielle passed away.
I consider myself active and live a reasonably healthy life, I am however, not athletic, nor do I play any sports. I also suffer from a chronic arthritis condition, but I am very optimistic about doing this marathon because I believe there is a cure out there for ovarian and other women's cancers, and I want to contribute to the research to find it.
Join me to commemorate the monumental decade of difference The Weekend has made for all women.
I walk in honour of those we've lost and the lives we're saving each day. Some of us have been walking since The Weekend's inaugural year in 2003, while others, like me, are just beginning their Weekend journey.
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 Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, a leader in the fight against all women's cancers. I can and choose to be a part of this movement to save lives.
Be a part of my very personal journey - by donating whatever amount you are able to in support of a cause which is so close to so many of us.
I hope you join me and support my efforts.