Stories of Hope‘Tackling’ Ovarian Cancer and Winning Big for Women’s HealthPosted on: Jun 01, 2015
Nearly 400 women attended the sold out-old event which took place at Commonwealth Stadium and allowed guests a rare glimpse inside the Eskimo locker room and the chance to meet several Eskimo players during the Champagne Reception.
Nearly 400 women attended the sold out-old event which took place at Commonwealth Stadium and allowed guests a rare glimpse inside the Eskimo locker room and the chance to meet several Eskimo players during the Champagne Reception. Guests also enjoyed bidding on a selection of unique auction items and taking part in the first Women's Dinner 50/50 as well as a jewellery raffle that saw one woman taking home a stunning diamond ring.
For many of the guests, one very memorable moment of the night came when ovarian cancer survivor, Elaine Warwick delivered a heart-felt rendition of Grace and her words served as a poignant reminder of why this event takes place and the tremendous impact it has for patients in our community.
Guests were moved by the words of brilliant keynote speaker, Dr. Lynne Postovit, Associate Professor & leading researcher in women’s cancers at the University of Alberta and the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Dr. Postovit described the exciting work taking place in her lab and how community support fuels the future of ovarian cancer research. She also explained some of the most important early warning signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer in an attempt to bring some much-needed awareness to the disease and the need for earlier diagnose.
Funds raised from the dinner will go to the Edmonton Eskimos Women's Endowment Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. Thanks to your support, this event raised $65,000 for the cause, bringing the seven year total funds raised to $393,000!
“We are so fortunate and incredibly grateful to have the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club standing behind the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the important research and surgeries that take place here,” said Sharlene Rutherford, Vice President, Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. “This event is a highlight each year and we look forward to many more evenings of friends, fundraising… and of course football!”