Every day, nine new Canadians are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable and little-known blood cancer, but Erma Roung hopes to change that.
The Windsor-Essex County Multiple Myeloma March Sunday was held practically this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roung, who lost her husband Ken Roung in 2010 just two months after doctors finally diagnosed her with the disease, has hosted the annual event for 11 years.
This year, participants were encouraged to take their own five-kilometer walk / run in their neighborhood, raising money that will be used primarily for rare cancer research.
Multiple myeloma affects immune cells and is found in the bone marrow. Common symptoms of a very painful illness are fractures and kidney failure.
Roung said it will be about a week before he knows how much money was raised, but this year’s goal is $ 30,000.
To make a donation, visit https://support.myeloma.ca.