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Bladder Cancer

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Last month I walked 5k to raise money and awareness for bladder cancer. Bladder Cancer Canada is a charitable non-profit corporation that raises funds for research and plans fundraising events across Canada. This year I attended the 5k walk in Montreal, Quebec. This was the second year that Montreal took part in this walk and I am so happy they did. As a Montrealer and bladder cancer survivor, I was really proud of my city for taking part in the fight to raise money and awareness for this disease. At the opening ceremony of the walk I learnt that bladder cancer is the 5th most killing cancer in Canada, but only 17th when it comes to fundraising. Lets try and change that!! As with all cancers early detection is so important and I am an example of just how important it is. Had I been diagnosed earlier, I wouldn’t have had to have my bladder completely removed. That may not be the case for everyone, but it is just an example of how crucial time can be when it comes to a diagnosis. If you have any symptoms, do not hesitate, go see your doctor. My hope is that the word will spread about bladder cancer, not just in Canada, but around the world and that we will one day find a cure! If you would like to help me on my journey or just raise awareness about bladder cancer, please join me my next walk or visit Bladder Cancer Canada to find a city that is hosting a fundraising event near you!  I’m always open for questions should you have any 🙂

To donate or learn more about Bladder Cancer Canada and how to help raise awareness, visit this website: www.bladdercancercanada.org