The BC Cancer Foundation is organizing a Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in a two-day 60-km walk through Vancouver to raise funds for breast cancer and gynecologic cancers. It will be held on Aug. 14 to 15. The event is supposed to raise awareness and funds for cancer treatment. It is being held for the last seven years regularly.
One out of every nine women is diagnosed with cancer during her lifetime. A lot of cancer survivors including men and women will be taking part in the event.
Gibson’s Arden Currie is among the participants of the event. Even though she has been lucky not to have been directly affected by the disease, she has a lot of close friends who have lost someone due to cancer. She feels that it is very important to raise awareness and cheer up the survivors to prevent a lot of other people from cancer.
The event will be spread over 2 days. Thousands of participants will cover 30 kilometers each day at their own pace. A lot of volunteers and support staff will be there to help these walkers. They will also be cheered by a lot of enthusiastic supporters during the event.
These volunteers will offer water, meals, snacks, portable restrooms and medical support to the participants. These walkers will also be provided with an overnight campsite with tents and hot showers.
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