Hon. Terry M. Mercer: Honourable senators, the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope was again held this past September in over 34 communities nationwide, although it was a bit different this year because of the pandemic. Since we could not all gather in large groups, we each did our own small walks to ensure proper social distancing. My family and I walked in our neighbourhood to show our support for this important cause.
To date, the walk has raised over $29 million to help find a cure. I was proud to do it again. We again surpassed our goal and raised over $1,600. We could not have done it without you.
Thank you to colleagues here in this place and countless friends and family members for your continued support. I and my family truly appreciate it.
I walk for my wife, Ellen, an ovarian cancer survivor; I walk for my daughter-in-law, Lisa; I walk for my granddaughter, Ellie; and I walk for all the women in my life and for all the women in your lives. We will find a cure for this horrible disease.
With your continued assistance, I hope to continue to support all those researchers and medical professionals across Canada and the world to help make this happen.
Thank you, honourable senators.
Hon. Senators: Hear, hear.