In Pink Ribbon
Activities news, Krista Pryke, a 21-year-old Ontarian woman, has partnered up with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) to organize a unique event that allows participants to sponsor a dog or puppy and walk him through a local park, a unique spin on the more traditional cancer walk or run.
"My aunt and my cousin, and a lot of women in my family, have been touched by it" Pryke told the Barrie Examiner, "My aunt fought breast cancer for five years."
Pryke hopes that the fundraiser will not only raise money for breast cancer research, but will help introduce families to dogs they may potentially adopt, thereby doubling her charitable efforts.
With the exception of some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in Canada, and the Canadian Cancer Association estimates that more than 23,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and more than 5,100 of them will die.