A brain tumour walk took place this Sunday evening at the Gemmill Park track, as part of the larger Canada-wide virtual event.
Kaitlyn Finner of Almonte (pictured front row left) and family coordinated a local walk, which included her 98-year-old grandmother former Mayor of Almonte, Dorothy Finner and her 88-year-old great-aunt Ann Lloyd who visited from Kemptville.
Kaitlyn raised over $6250 through pledges, smashing her original goal of $2000.
Kaitlyn was diagnosed with Brain Cancer in the fall of 2020 just as the pandemic changed all our lives. Since her diagnosis she has dealt with post-op complications and challenges with the medical system, and the walk has been a meaningful way to celebrate all that she has overcome.
“The Brain Tumour Walk Weekend is an opportunity to come together across Canada” explained Kaitlyn “This year I walk to honour Parnian Hosseinpour, a fellow young adult patient who we lost in February 2022 as a result of her brain tumour. I’m walking to remember her and our shared goal of ending brain tumours.”