OTTAWA, Oct. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - In the summer of 1999, Fay Bisaillon was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
She was confident that she would receive world-class treatment and then go through the balance of her life -- cancer free. Sadly, just 11 months later at just 43 years of age, Fay died.
In the year following her death, Fay's sister, Linda Laframboise, organized a dinner to coincide with Fay's birthday. The goal was to honor her memory and to raise funds for research into ovarian cancer and improved patient care in the Ottawa area.
Fay's death, according to Linda, was "the catalyst behind Angels In Action", an Ottawa based volunteer organization she founded that would be dedicated to raising funds for ovarian cancer research and patient care in our region in collaboration with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
15 years, and many events later, Angels In Action has raised more than $250,342.55 in Fay's memory; yet, no reliable early detection test for ovarian cancer exists. However, a number of solid breakthroughs appear to hold incredible promise for those fighting ovarian cancer currently.
The Angels In Action Fall Brunch & BBQ will take place on:
Sunday October 19, 2014
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Lone Star Ranch
4420 West Hunt Club Road
Tickets are $100.00 each and may be purchased from the Angels In Action website at: www.angelsinaction.ca
"For more than ten years, the Cancer Foundation has partnered with Angels in Action to donate more than $250,000 in support of ovarian cancer research and improved patient care right here in our community," says Linda Eagen, president and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
"We are honored to continue this partnership with new Angels in Action co-chairs Deanna Monaghan and Julia Fournier, along with their group of dedicated volunteers, who are all working incredibly hard to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer."
Angels In Action
Angels in Action is an Ottawa, Ontario based organization dedicated to making huge strides toward finding a cure to ovarian cancer while raising much needed funding for the development and refinement of advanced diagnostic capabilities that save and extend women's lives.
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. The Cancer Foundation is a leader in our community in providing local residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program. For more information, please visit www.ottawacancer.ca
For further information: Julia Fournier, Angels in Action Co-Chair, c/o HCMWorks / PSC, 360 Albert Street, Suite 1220, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X7, Tel: 819-921-5331 (Cell), E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.angelsinaction.ca; Angels in Action, c/o: Jennifer Graves, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1G 3Y9, Phone: (613) 247-3527, E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.ottawacancer.ca