The Fraser Valley Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope has raised more than $15,000 this year.
The walk was held Sunday morning in Abbotsford’s Mill Lake Park, where more than 100 walkers gathered and opted to do either one or two loops of the 2.5-kilometre trail.
About 3,000 Canadians are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and the funds raised at this annual walk in locations around the country goes toward research and advocacy efforts through Ovarian Cancer Canada. Currently, about half of the people diagnosed with ovarian cancer will not live beyond five years.
The walks are being raised in September as it is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and they have raised more than $1.2 million this year collectively. Many walkers also wear teal, the colour that is used to signify ovarian cancer in awareness campaigns.
This was the first time the Fraser Valley walk was held in Abbotsford.
Visit ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca to learn more or make a donation.