BLADDER CANCER CANADA AWARENESS WALK
During Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in May, Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) launches its annual awareness walk campaign, which raises approximately $600,000 each year to support the organization’s mission to increase awareness, provide support and fund research.
The walk is traditionally held every September in parks across Canada, as thousands come together to create awareness for bladder cancer. As a result of COVID-19, the organization has decided to move to a “virtual” walk to protect the health and safety of their bladder cancer community. Participants are encouraged to register to start fundraising now, then walk anytime or anywhere during the month of September.
Support starts at home for the 12,000 Canadians who will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year
“We’re changing the event format this year as a result of social distancing requirements and recommendations, and are instead encouraging participants to walk during the month of September in very small groups in their own neighborhoods or on a treadmill at home, while still raising funds for Bladder Cancer Canada,” says Executive Director Dr. Dionne Duncan. “Even during a pandemic, Canadians facing bladder cancer need our support, and this year, support starts at home.”
Despite the challenges that 2020 have presented, we are still hopeful that we will meet our fundraising goal of $600,000 in support of our mission. This year has presented new challenges for everyone, but BCC is poised for success with a new plan to make the 2020 walk as fun and engaging as ever – after all, Canadians facing bladder cancer always need our support!