Walker Spotlight

The Endless Summer Virtual Fun Walk would not be possible without our amazing walkers and fundraisers! Below you will find inspiring and uplifting stories as we highlight some of our walkers.

Do you want to be featured in our Walker Spotlight? Please contact Kirsten@hearthplace.org


Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre has been an integral part of my recovery. I have joined many programs through the centre, all which are at no cost to me or my fellow Cancer Warriors. This centre has been a true miracle for me. It has given me the strength I needed to be positive and keep going. Last year, my team and I helped raise over $4,000 for Hearth Place. This year, because I can’t do the big walk that we did as a group, I am going to try to do at least 5km of outdoor activity every weekend in February.


Hearth Place holds such a special place in my heart. It is a feel good, safe place to be completely open, honest and vulnerable. Whether I needed a good cry, a shoulder to lean on, a reminder to put things into perspective, a hug, a smile or often a laugh, Hearth Place and the wonderful people and community have always been there. Hearth Place has provided me strength, hope, love and friendship.


My team, Out Damn Spot, was lucky enough to participate in the 5K on the Runway while I was still undergoing treatments. That was the start of annually giving back to this amazing place. Over the past year many fundraisers have had to be cancelled including our own Wild Night Out. Although we can’t be together, I am excited to take part in this year’s walk. I will be walking or doing a minimum of 1km of activity every day during the “Endless Summer Virtual Fun Walk”!  Will you be joining me (virtually of course 😊)?


I like being a part of the community I live in. I grew up in a family with parents who always were involved and gave back to their community.  We all know people whose lives have been touched by cancer.  I work at RBC Dominion Securities in Oshawa and our office lost a coworker in 2019 to cancer.  I have had other colleagues, clients and friends affected by cancer so I’m happy to do what I can to support Hearth Place and all the wonderful programs they offer.


Be sure to check back as we highlight more of our amazing walkers!


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