3rd Annual Walk for Esophageal Cancer

Date: October 15, 2022

Time: Virtual Event -


Join us for the 3rd Annual Walk for Esophageal Cancer on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

In loving memory of Paul Von Zuben.


On Saturday, October 15th, join us in celebrating the life of Paul (Rusty) Von Zuben on the third year of his passing, as we walk to raise awareness for Esophageal Cancer. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre - a local support center for individuals and their families living with cancer. Hearth Place played a very important role in Paul's life. He met so many amazing people and was able to support others going through cancer. Be sure to use our Event Specific link to donate:

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Due to COVID-19, this event will be virtual. Please donate what you can and walk for at least 1 km (15 min) around your neighbourhood. You can walk anytime throughout the day. There is no specific time to walk. Walk by yourself, with your family, your dog! If you are unable to walk, kindly keep Rusty in your thoughts and light a candle in honour of him. We ask you to please post pictures or a video of you on your walk so we can all remember him together.


Rusty was a loving dad, husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all. He battled this debilitating form of cancer for 3 years and 8 months, all the while maintaining a very positive attitude which he used to motivate others dealing with cancer, especially his friends at Hearth Place.


Esophageal cancer is rare, but the numbers are starting to rise. According to the Canadian Cancer Society.Numbers have risen since 2021.

It is estimated that in 2022:

  • 2,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
  • 2,400 Canadians will die from esophageal cancer.
  • 1,900 men will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 1,800 will die from it.
  • 580 women will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer and 540 will die from it.

Often there are no symptoms until it is too late. Frequent heartburn can be a symptom. If you suffer from this, please ensure that you consult with your doctor and ask for a scope.
For more information on this deadly disease please click here -

Please share stories and memories with us on our Facebook Page as we celebrate Rusty and raise awareness for Esophageal Cancer! Post pictures of your walk and share them !! We are excited to see you all! Let’s share this day together apart!! You can use #walkforesophagealcancer when posting things!

-Rain date is Sunday October 16th- 

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