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My Story…

We all have personal connections with cancer, and I am no different. In January 2019, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. She underwent various forms of treatment, multiple surgeries and countless scans to ensure that the cancer remained controlled. Unfortunately, she passed away on April 15th, 2020. It has been a very difficult and humbling experience watching the strongest person you know battle this disease. She was the epitome of strength and positivity through it all, even on the not-so-good days. My brother and I are both running in the virtual Ottawa race weekend In honour of mom and all those who are living with and fighting cancer.


Help us prove that community is bigger than cancer with the Canadian Cancer Society's Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend running team! Start fundraising today and support leading-edge cancer research, prevention, health promotion, and advocacy and support services.

Register today!

Thanks to our dedicated runners and their supporters, we continue to have more impact, against more cancers, in more communities, than any other cancer charity in Canada. Join us today and help keep up the pace!

To show our appreciation for raising funds, runners raising $300 or more will receive a Canadian Cancer Society running shirt (supplies are limited). 

La Société canadienne du cancer est fière d'être un participant officiel au Défi caritatif de la Banque Scotia lors de la Fin de semaine des courses Tamarack d'Ottawa. Joignez-vous à l'équipe de course de la Société canadienne du cancer et soyez champion en recueillant des fonds pour appuyer la recherche de pointe sur le cancer, la prévention, la promotion de la santé, la défense de l'intérêt public et les services de soutien. 

Joignez-vous à nous pour le Défi caritatif et aidez-nous à parvenir à un monde où aucun Canadien, aucune Canadienne n'aura à craindre le cancer. Les 100 premiers coureurs qui recueillent plus de 300 $ recevront un débardeur de course. Inscrivez-vous pour recueillir des fonds et joindre le combat aujourd'hui!


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Jun 10 Sue Chartrand Candace, It's a very nice way to honor your mom. Undisclosed amount
Jun 01 Enzo Chiovitti Congratulations Candace. I'm sure you make your mom proud every day! $25.00
May 29 Lucie Brisebois Bravo! C’est un bel hommage que tu as rendu à ta maman 🧡 $20.00
May 28 AW In honor of your mother, and the lovely family she created. Undisclosed amount
May 26 Liza Selvarajah Candace you are incredible! $25.00
May 25 Chake Berberian Very inspiring Candace. $20.00
May 25 Éliane Ravenda-Bouchard I'm so proud of you Candace ! Lots of love to you and your family. This is a beautiful way to honor your mom ♡ Undisclosed amount
May 22 Jenn Johnson 💕 $20.00
May 22 Giuliana Gattola $10.00
May 22 Bob Buck $15.00