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NEWS: Nunavut May 03, 2012 - 4:53 am

Photo: Women in Action mobilize in CamBay

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The "Women in Action" gather in Cambridge Bay May 2 as they prepare for their "steps of hope" walk from Omingmaktok to Cambridge Bay. Elisabeth Hadlari, Jamie McInnis (rear), Donna Olsen-Hakongak (middle) and Doris Kingnektak, Jeannie Ehaloak, Edna Elias and Janet Brewster (front) get together before the walk across Coronation Gulf, which starts May 7. Elias, Olsen-Hakongak, Ehaloak, Hadlari, McInnis and Brewster will be making the walk, while Kingnektak will be part of the support crew along with four other guides and Yanick Fergusson, the assistant to Elias, who is the Commissioner of Nunavut. "By walking they are reminding themselves that healthy bodies and minds are built a step at a time; hope is built a step at a time and that a cure for cancer can be achieved by the combined steps of many," an earlier news release on their walk said. Proceeds from their fundraising the walk will be donated to support breast cancer research. (PHOTO COURTESY OF JEANNIE EHALOAK)

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