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Halton man walking across Ontario in cancer fundraiser

Mike Duhacek is walking from Windsor to Ottawa to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. He was in Toronto on Feb. 15, 2013. CITYNEWS.

Halton man Mike Duhacek was in Toronto on Friday during his three-week walk to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

He started walking from Windsor to Ottawa on Feb. 4, dragging a 125-pound sled behind him. The sled is loaded with wooden blocks that spell the word “cancer.” The walk is called “Help Me Bury Cancer.”

“My goal is to drag this cancer word across the province and when I get to Ottawa I’m going to physically bury the word,” Duhacek told CityNews on Friday.

“The sled symbolizes the weight and the burden that cancer patients and their families will go through,” said Duhacek, who is taking time off from his job in facilities at the Halton Regional Police Service.

Duhacek’s mother Liz was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Both of her parents died of the disease. After more than two years of chemotherapy and surgeries, Liz wrote on Duhacek’s webiste that her margins were negative – a good sign, but she’s still waiting for a CT scan in April.

“Watching your mom in pain is no fun.  I wanted to take my frustrations out on cancer,” Duhacek told CityNews.

He’s hoping to raise $250,000 for research. Click here to donate.

Click here to find out more about his journey.