Janet Brewster of Iqaluit holds a book signed by people who have lost loved ones to cancer, which she plans to carry during her “walk of hope” next month. The “Women in Action – Steps of Hope” walk plans to hold a fundraising event on April 28 in Iqaluit.
The events include a walk, drag and skijor race, with a $20 entry fee for each activity, or $50 for all three events.
Money raised at the event will go towards the Walk of Hope, which will see six women, including Nunavut Commissioner Edna Elias and Cambridge Bay Mayor Jeannie Ehaloak, walk across the Coronation Gulf in May 2012. “By walking they are reminding themselves that healthy bodies and minds are built a step at a time; hope is built a step at a time and that a cure for cancer can be achieved by the combined steps of many,” an earlier news release on their walk said. All proceeds from the walk will be donated to support breast cancer research. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)