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U of A Dental Hygiene Students Fundraising for Instructor Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

September 14, 2020
by Edmonton Journal

A group of University of Alberta students is raising money for ovarian cancer in honour of their professor recently diagnosed with the disease.

Alanna Blanchette, a fourth-year dental hygiene student, has helped organize the “Team 4 Fighters” who are participating in this year’s Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope to pay tribute to instructor Patricia (Patty) Gainer.

Gainer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year and was given a severe prognosis. About 10 days ago, Blanchette’s classmate saw an advertisement for Walk of Hope which prompted the group to get involved.

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