We did it!!
The Honourable Bill Morneau, Canada’s Minister of Finance rose in the House of Commons today at 4pm EDT to table the 2019 Federal Budget. Here is an excerpt that relates to Ovarian Cancer, a cause we have put our hearts and souls into for the past 9 years…way to go ladies!!
A quote from Cailey one of our Ovarian Cancer Canada Spokeswomen sent to me this afternoon “Ovarian Cancer Canada together with people like you – for leading scientists, people living with ovarian cancer and their loved ones – has been urging federal decision-makers to provide an immediate and additional research investment of $10 million. Together we have advocated for an investment that would support a more coordinated approach to research in the areas of experimental models, treatments, and clinical trials, thus paving the way for new and significant medical breakthroughs for women affected.”
Liberal MP Kim Rudd’s office has let me know it is $10 million dollars over 5 yeas and MP Rudd who is a huge supporter of Ovarian Cancer Canada is I am sure, as exited as I am and over the moon with this announcement! I must say…it has been a long journey for those of us that have been lobbying our levels of government, attending Ottawa and speaking to the Federal MP’s from all sides of the house.. To them I want to say, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
Thank you to MP Rudd and her office staff and to Elisabeth Baugh, CEO of Ovarian Cancer Canada and the staff and volunteers at Ovarian Cancer Canada for your tireless and relentless work for the Cause…truly ladies with LADY BALLS!
Onward and upward from here!!