Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope: Reflections On An Empowering Event
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Rocca Sisters were proud to participate in this year’s Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope. The windy and cooler weather did not deter participants from coming out and showing their support for this wonderful cause. There were several speakers sharing survivor stories and stories of remembrance. Cathy and Tanya Rocca, who were the masters of ceremony, spoke movingly about their mother Joan, whom they lost to ovarian cancer in 2009. Members of the Rocca Sisters Team were on hand, giving out branded reflective zipper tags and other goodies, and even leading stretches before the start of the Walk! The event also included the lighting of the Burlington Pier in teal, the official colour of ovarian cancer awareness and support, as well as a Garden of Hope, where family members and survivors could leave messages of remembrance, inspiration and courage. The event was an empowering one, and we at the Rocca Sisters Team could not be prouder to have participated and helped to raise money for research, aid, and support for those living with ovarian cancer and their families. This year, approximately $80,000 was raised for this very worthy cause.
Upcoming Event: Applefest 2018
As summer turns to fall and we transition into the harvest season we at the Rocca Sisters Team warmly invite you to join us at this year’s Applefest Fall Fair on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 from 11am to 4pm at the Ireland House Museum located at 2168 Guelph Line in Burlington.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to express our gratitude to our local community as we proudly sponsor this wonderful Fall Fair right in the heart of our community,” says Cathy Rocca, of the Rocca Sisters Team.
It’s a day, packed with food, family fun, and entertainment.
This family-oriented event will not disappoint. Children will get their fill of fun with hay mazes, pony rides, petting zoo, magicians, crafts, and games galore! Festival goers will delight in fantastic live entertainment, watch historic demonstrations, tour the Ireland House Museum, and admire the antique cars. Bring your appetite as a country-style BBQ will be cooking up the best of harvest fare.
The Rocca Sisters Team will be on hand to give out freebies such as tattoos, stickers and more! Admission is complimentary, provided by the Rocca Sisters Team, who is the presenting sponsor for the event. With so much to do, how could you resist coming out to help us celebrate the Fall harvest?
Please continue to visit our website at www.roccasisters.com for photos of past events and updates on how you can join us as we continue to give back to the communities we serve.