Londoners will be lacing up their running shoes and heading over to Springbank Park to participate in the Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk.
Registration for attendees opens at 12 p.m. and the walk will begin at 1 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the national charity organized to help patients and their support teams, increase awareness, and fund research.
“For the most part, they’re trying to raise money for bladder cancer awareness,” Dennis Haack, London Walk Lead said. “My wife was diagnosed with bladder cancer four years ago, and at that point we had never heard of it.”
Bladder Cancer Canada was founded in 2009 by two patients after recognizing that there was no organization for bladder cancer that existed in Canada.
Blood in the urine is the most common symptom of bladder cancer.
Speak to a urologist if you do see blood in your urine to rule out bladder cancer as the cause.
Due to the high recurrence rate, bladder cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat.
Health Canada has not approved new drugs for bladder cancer in over 30 years.
For more information on the walk and Bladder Cancer Canada, click here.