Sep 25, 2017
By Jane Brown
Thanks in part to generous Zoomer Radio listeners like you, our own Jane Brown and her team mates have exceeded their $7000 fundraising goal for this year’s Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk, which was held on Sunday at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park.
Jane’s team has received $7809 in donations toward the national goal of $650,000. This total brings to more than $20,000 raised by Team Jane Brown over 3 years.
Walks have been held in 23 cities across the country, including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton.
This is the third year, Team Jane Brown has taken part in the event in memory of Jane’s mom Sandy Brown who died of bladder cancer in 2012.
“My Mom would’ve loved that we shared the day together once again as a family and a goal to help others,” Jane said after the walk.
Bladder Cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Canada, and yet it’s funding falls far short of it’s ranking.
Currently there are 80,000 Canadians living with bladder cancer. Helping these patients find the necessary resources to fight their cancer is a primary focus for Bladder Cancer Canada. Patients and family members are encouraged to check out #yellowhelps on social media. Bladder Cancer Canada also continues to raise awareness for the main symptom of bladder cancer – blood in your urine. See red, see your doctor!