The day of June 25 will be important for seven ladies in this region, as they will participate in the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in Calgary.
“It’s a walk for all cancers,” says Marilyne Simard, one of the walkers.
Her team consists of Cindy Beaudoin, Suzanne Bougie, Leona Jorgenson, Jacquie Melnyk, Lorie Sachs and Denise Simard-Zawacki.
They call themselves the Road to Roses Team.
Marilyne Simard, Beaudoin and Jorgenson are breast cancer survivors.
Sachs was born and raised in Falher. Her mother died of cancer three years ago.
Melnyk is a Registered Nurse and Simard-Zawacki is an LPN. Both have looked after cancer patients, including relatives.
Each team member has to raise $1,500 before they go to Calgary in June.
They are collecting donations in person. You can call Marilyne Simard at (780) 837-6740 for more information.
You can also donate to their team online at www.onewalk.ca.
Click the ‘Donate’ button, enter ‘Road to Roses’ for the team name and you will find them listed and you can enter the donation amount accordingly.
All proceeds will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is also being held in Montreal on Aug. 20, and in Toronto on Sept. 10.
. OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is a one-day, 25-kilometre walk through the streets and communities of Calgary and an inspiring festival experience, to raise vital funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and help conquer all forms of cancer.
. Every day, 43 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer.” OneWalk to Conquer Cancer brings together communities of participants, survivors and their supporters for one common goal: to conquer cancer.
. Funds raised through OneWalk to Conquer Cancer support breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta.
. 2016 marks the inaugural OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in Calgary.
. With OneWalk, you choose to fundraise as a team or individually and designate the fundraising dollars to the cancer that matters most to you.
. When a participant registers for OneWalk, they can select which cancer fund their dollars raised will support. OneWalk Cancer Funds include: Area of Greatest Need, Brain and Central Nervous System Cancers, Breast Cancer, Clinical Trials, Gastrointestinal Cancers (including Colon and Rectum), Genitourinary Cancers (including Prostate and Testicular), Gynecological Cancers (including Ovarian and Cervical), Hematological/Blood Cancers (including Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Multiple Myeloma), Head and Neck Cancers, Lung Cancers, and Rare Cancers.
. Participants of OneWalk are supported by hundreds of volunteers and crew members, providing meals, water and snack stops, portable restrooms, safety on the course, comprehensive medical services and an evening festival complete with activities and entertainment.