The Teal Warriors – a team of about 25 people that was comprised largely of Estevan area residents – were once among the top teams at this year's Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope in Regina.
They raised about $4,000, which was third or fourth-best among the teams, said team captain Mary Antonenko of Estevan. Antonenko, who is a survivor of Stage 4 ovarian cancer, accounted for a little more than $2,000.
She raised the second-most money among all the walk's participants.
"There were some good totals this year," she said.
The team used a raffle, a barbecue supper at the Estevan Royal Canadian Legion and merchandise sales to raise their money, Antonenko said.
"I can't say enough about how good Estevan is when we do our fundraising for the walk," said Antonenko. "This is now my third walk, and I have people who are supportive every year."
The walk raised about $2.4 million across the country this year, she said. It is the top fundraiser each year for Ovarian Cancer Canada.
Antonenko is hopeful that people will continue to support the walk, so that a screening test for ovarian cancer can be developed. It would allow for women to be diagnosed with cancer in the earlier stages.