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People coming together for walk to battle ovarian cancer Sept. 8
The Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas dragon boat team is joining forces with walkers for the third-annual Walk of Hope for ovarian cancer Sept. 8.
"The Divas are looking to recruit new members and would be happy to meet any women with ovarian cancer and have them join their organization, especially if any are interested in paddling,'' noted spokesperson Jean Jordan.
Preparations for the walk are in progress and the Divas would love to see many of their friends from Duncan and the surrounding area showing up to make the walk the biggest one yet.
The Cowichan Sportsplex is the site of the walk.
Seven teams have been formed so far. They include: Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas, Ovarian Pirates of the Cure-ibbean, Ovarian Cancer Optomists, Marj's Team, Team Blue Sea, Catalyst Cannons and Dancing For A Cure.
People can join a team or sponsor a team or a favourite walker. There's also an option for people to form their own teams.
"There will be prizes for the highest money raised by a walker and will be something for the team that raises the most for this very important cause,'' added Jordan.
More information is available at www.ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca. People can go to the Duncan location to sponsor or join the cause.
"As a person who is currently battling ovarian cancer for the second time, it is important to me that we find an early diagnosis and cure for this deadly disease,'' Jordan pointed out.
She can be contacted at 250-748-3950 for more information.