Arden Currie of Gibsons is taking great strides to aid cancer victims by participating in the Weekend to End Women's Cancers benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. She will join thousands of other courageous and committed women and men Aug. 14 to 15 in a two-day 60-km walk through Vancouver to raise funds for breast cancer and gynecologic cancers.
With one in nine Canadian women diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime, Currie makes this bold commitment to the event because she realizes that walking 60 kilometres is easy compared to battling cancer.
At 30 years old she is fortunate enough to not have been directly impacted by the effects of cancer, but she has close friends who have lost family members to the disease. She realizes that unless she keeps walking, there will be more mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers and friends also affected.
She signed up for the 2009 event as a personal goal and was unaware of what an impact it would make on her life. Not only was it an inspirational and motivational time, but it also made her realize that such a simple journey can help thousands of women affected.
For a greater impact, Currie (participant ID: 340363-7) has set a personal fundraising goal of $3,000. To help her reach this goal, see www.endcancer.ca to make a donation online or call 1-604-684-WALK (9255).
This is the seventh annual Weekend to End Women's Cancers walk in Vancouver. This multi-day event is a chance to discover what it is to be a hero in the fight against breast cancer and gynecologic cancers. Thousands of walkers will cover approximately 30 kilometres each day travelling at their own pace. Walkers will be supported by hundreds of volunteers and crew members who will provide meals, water and snack stops, gear transport, portable restrooms, safety on the streets, comprehensive medical services and an overnight campsite with tents and hot showers.