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Christa and Cindy's Story

Christa Slatnik and Cindy Sanchez, twin sisters from Winnipeg, Manitoba, can tell you more about ovarian cancer today than anyone knew when their mother, Cheryl Pragnell, was diagnosed. Inspired by their mom, Christa and Cindy pursued careers in nursing. For years, they worked together on the same hospital ward where Cheryl was diagnosed, finding solace and purpose in walking alongside other women and families affected by this disease. The twins are also dedicated volunteers and supporters of Ovarian Cancer Canada.

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Woman Smiling Alone With Microscope

Making Waves in Research: OvCAN Update

Learn about four clinical trials being led by some of Canada’s top oncologists. Part of Ovarian Cancer Canada’s OvCAN initiative, these trials examine potential for new approaches involving PARP inhibitors and related treatments – drugs that have been shown to delay the recurrence in certain cases of ovarian cancer.

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2020 Peggy Truscott Award winners

Incredible Champions for the Cause – Our 2020 Peggy Truscott Award of Hope Winners

For 17 years, Ovarian Cancer Canada has recognized one stellar and inspiring recipient each year – and it’s always a tough choice to honour just one! In 2020 we embraced change, and expanded the award to recognize not one, but 5, individuals or groups from regions across Canada.

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Stories from our community

Featured Story:  Donna You are stronger than you think you are.

Margaret

Being an ovarian cancer thriver was going to be my reality.

MARGARET'S STORY
Trista

At that age I was thinking of having children.

TRISTA'S STORY
Sharon

To find new treatments, we need the clinical trials out there.

SHARON'S STORY
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Supporting Awareness and Research

  • 3,100 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.
  • 2.1% of donations for cancer are directed toward ovarian cancer.
  • $6M to date has been allocated to research by Ovarian Cancer Canada.
  • $10M to advance progress on ovarian cancer research in Canada*
See how your gift makes a difference

*A first-ever commitment from the Government of Canada (announced in the Federal Budget in March of 2019) allocated to Ovarian Cancer Canada and following years of community advocacy for increased investments in disease research.

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