Would you walk 53 kilometres for Better Cancer Care in your community?
We invite you to join us for The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk to raise funds for better cancer care at BGH!
Please join my sisters and I in the Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th, 2023. A 53K walk throughout the streets of Belleville over the course of two days while raising funds to improve cancer care at Belleville General Hospital in various departments such as the Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh Oncology Clinic.
The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk was created in memory of my mother, Gaetane Harvey. A 53K walk, 1K for each year this earth was blessed with her love, laughter and kindness. My sisters and I lost our mother on January 30th, 2006 after a brief but hard fought battle against breast cancer. Her passing has fueled my passion to fundraise and so with the support of my sisters and family the Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk was created. But this walk isn't just about her. It is has grown into much more than that, it has grown with each walker that has registered and shared their own stories. We ask others to join our walk; in memory of a loved one who has passed, in support of a loved one who is going through cancer treatment or in celebration of a loved one who has survived this terrible disease.
The Gaetane Harvey Memorial Walk is a little event with a BIG heart! It is a community of people coming together, strangers becoming friends, feet on pavement, kilometres logged, funds being raised and making a difference no matter how big or small. We celebrate the lives of so many people that have been touched by cancer. I hope this walk empowers others to turn their grief, sadness or helplessness into something beautiful and meaningful.
Since we started this walk in 2015 we have raised more than $173,000 for cancer care at BGH!
Please join my sisters and I to help improve cancer care right here in our own community.
Thank you for your support,