By Dale Cory
A Ponoka resident is doing her part to help end breast cancer.
Donna Stewart, who suffered through her first battle with breast cancer six years ago, will stage an event that has become known as ‘Donna’s Walk’ on Sunday, Oct. 3.
In support of Stewart, a Ponoka ladies group first got together in 2004, and participated in The Run for The Cure in Red Deer.
When Stewart suffered through a second bout of breast cancer in 2007, her friends once again got together to help out their friend. However, they felt the $45 fee to take part in The Run for The Cure was all going toward administrative fees.
So, the ladies decided to organize their own walk last October, raising money that was turned over to Ponoka’s Family and Community Support Services Breast Cancer account.
“The money in this account is available to local people needing assistance with travel costs, wigs, and other necessities while they are going through cancer,” says Stewart. “While it is important to help with research, it gives us a wonderful feeling to know all the money we raise will be helping someone here in Ponoka.”
Donna’s Walk will begin at the FCSS office at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 3.
For further information, call Stewart at 403-783-2519.