Raising money and celebrating hope


Danielle Warwick is proud to walk as a survivor with they people who inspired her during a battle with cancer.

The Oil Springs woman was one of the people who formed the Chain of Hope – a red-shirted line of cancer survivors – at Petrolia’s Terry Fox Run.

Beside her were her grandparents, Mary Katherine and Jim Winder, also cancer survivors.

“I was so proud to walk with my grandparents,” says Warwick. “They were a big inspiration for me throughout my cancer treatment.”

Nearly five years, the young woman was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, a form of cancer. Warwick has been cancer free for four years now.

And she’s become a bit of an inspiration herself. The employees at the Oil Springs municipal office raise money under Team Warwick in Danielle’s honour. So far, they have raised $11,000. They were among the crowd at this year’s event.

In all, organizer Steve McGrail says almost $21,000 was raised. He expects that total will go up after the local schools hold their Terry Fox Runs Sept. 26. Last year, that raised over $11,000.