Benefit concert for ovarian cancer research  gŏđŏ

HAMMOND | Cool m usic for a good cause. Local cancer crusader Lyne Shackleton is warming up another campaign to raise money and public awareness of ovarian cancer. This year’s she’s enlisted some musi- cal talent featuring a friend from Orléans, singer-songwriter Kristine St-Pierre. “She’s really a good spokesperson,” said Shackleton. The two met up while doing cancer awa- reness promotions in the Ottawa area and “just clicked”so now they are working toge- ther on a benefit evening concert for May 31 at the Station 4 Saisons in Hammond,

featuring St-Pierre and two other Orléans musicians. The event follows after St-Pierre’s current cross-Canada concert tour to hi- ghlight her new album, I’m Listening. Tickets for the bilingual benefit concert are limited to 120 in total so advance reser- vations are recommended. The ticket price includes a gourmet supper courtesy of the Station 4 Saisons culinary staff. Phone Shackleton at 613-488-3993. Following the end-of-May concert event, Shackleton returns to planning and training for her annual cross-country memorial walk for ovarian cancer research in honour of her

mother, along with preparing for annual Walk of Hope, sponsored by Ovarian Cancer Canada. This year’s event for the Ottawa and Na- tional Capital Region is Sept. 7 from the Andrew Haven Park in Ottawa’s Bayshore district. Shackleton noted that there remains an urgent need for continued research on ova- rian cancer. “It is the most fatal of all gynecological cancers,” she said. Unlike with other forms of cancer there is no method yet for early-detection.

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