Walk to raise awareness of ovarian cancer set for Sept. 7

Carole Morris-Underhill
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Cheryl Barker, with her two-year-old granddaughter Alexis DeMunter, spent some time this month raising awareness of the upcoming Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope in Windsor. 

Cheryl Barker, with her two-year-old granddaughter Alexis DeMunter, spent some time this month raising awareness of the upcoming Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope in Windsor.

The annual event is slated for Sept. 7, starting at the Pisiquid Canoe Club. Registration is at 12:15 p.m., with the walk taking place at 1 p.m.

Barker noted that ovarian cancer is often overlooked and results in late detection. The disease, which strikes 2,600 women yearly in Canada, has symptoms that often mimic other conditions, making it difficult to notice until the cancer has advanced. Most common symptoms include: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary issues.

To learn more about the walk, and the disease, visit www.ovariancancerwalkofhope.ca or call 1-877-413-7970.

Organizations: Pisiquid Canoe Club, Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope

Geographic location: Windsor, Canada, Hants County Falmouth Nova Scotia

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