The Rocca Sisters are proud to announce their participation in this year’s Burlington/Oakville Walk for Hope benefiting ovarian cancer research, education, and support for women and families living with the disease. Please join our Team, family, and friends for a morning of activities, refreshments, prizes, and the opportunity to give back to a great cause as we walk to overcome ovarian cancer!
The event is held on Sunday, September 9, 2018* at Tansley Wood Park and begins at 9:00am. Cathy and Tanya Rocca will be the Masters of Ceremony and will be speaking around 9:45am, while other members of the Team will be providing registration assistance and support throughout the race route. For all information about the day’s schedule and registration, please visit the Walk for Hope website.
Cathy and Tanya Rocca: Our Story
Having raised us in a strict Italian-Irish Roman Catholic home, our mom’s mission was to bring up three happy, loving and successful children – she achieved this goal. She committed her life to us and we were blessed to be part of our parents’ loving devotion for the 45 years of their marriage.
Our mom, Joan, was a remarkable role model, always putting others ahead of herself and less concerned about the return. She loved people, taking time to make their days special. Her smile and bubbly personality were contagious. She saw the world through unique eyes and her passion for nature and animals was defined by a rare understanding of God’s miracles in all of this. She was fascinated with exploring and enjoying the simple things in life, and in this, found her peace. She was an inspiration to those who knew her, and that inspiration still lives on.
We cherish the years we had with our mom and like everyone who loses a loved one, our time was cut much too short. We yearn to embrace her each and every day.
In May of 2004, our mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer by chance during a routine checkup. Like most women who suffer from ovarian cancer, even when detected early, only 50% of them have a year to live. Mom’s cancer was already at stage 3 to 4. In true character, with her great determination and strong faith she fought hard for five years and gave us her best.
Please join us on for this empowering event. For more information, please visit the Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope website or call us directly at 905.335.4102. We hope to see you there!
*CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that the walk is on Saturday September 9th. It is actually Sunday September 9th, 2018.