The CBABC Women Lawyers Forum (BC WLF) celebrated the conclusion of its 10th anniversary year in September.
The BC WLF Executive used the occasion of this 10th anniversary to look for new opportunities to leverage the BC WLF's communication networks and events to promote awareness of, and to fundraise for causes that are consistent with the BC WLF's broader purposes and which are of interest or help to our members; and for 2013 - 2014, they chose to support Ovarian Cancer Canada (OCC). They were inspired by their colleague and friend, Linda Wong, who is currently living with an ovarian cancer diagnosis. By raising awareness of ovarian cancer, they hope to support other women lawyers who may be touched with this cancer in some way and raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of gynecological cancer.
One of OCC’s major fundraising events is the annual Walk of Hope which took place on Sunday, September 8th at various locations throughout Canada. Linda Wong has provided a challenge and opportunity—in recognition of the 10th anniversary, she generously agreed to match, up to $10,000, all of the money they were are able to raise by September 18, 2013. The BC WLF, with the support of the CBA BC Branch, raised over $38,000.