Dwania McLarty- Peele, founder and Executive Director of Canadian Small Business Woman took to social media to apologize after cancelling her scheduled annual Immigrant Women Small Business Expo in Toronto .
A couple of months prior to the scheduled event, Dwania was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering lumps in her right breast. The tumors have since been removed and she is now undergoing various tests to assess what measures will be taken next. “This decision was made with a heavy heart,” said Dwania Peele. “I wouldn’t host an event if I couldn’t do it at my absolute best. Right now I have to focus on my health and well being.” Ms.Peele is in good spirits stating
“This is out of my control. I am alive, able bodied and I’m spending a great deal of time with my family and friends. I’m not going to say that cancer has changed my life for the better. However; this disease made me far more patient, and gave me yet another cause to fight for.”
Dwania has been in communication to those who have been a part of Canadian Small Business Women throughout the years. She sends her deepest apologies to all the supporters of Canadian Small Business Women for any inconvenience this might cause. She is heart-broken to have to cancel this Expo. She sends her gratitude to participating vendors, sponsors, speakers, special guests, staff, attendees, and those who’ve helped behind the scenes with putting this event together.
Candian Small Business Women will continue to operate as a hub for women to support, network, and grow together. Dwania Peele looks forward to a speedy recovery and being back on the conference floor for 2020.
In support of changing the future of Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Research, Canadian Small Business Women invites you to support CIBC Run For The Cure. We invite you to run or walk with us on October 6th, 2019 in Toronto. With 1 in 8 Canadian women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, your support matters more than ever.
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- Race Location: Toronto
- Team Name: October’s Finest Boobs
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- Race Date: October 6th, 2019
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