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Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
Welcome to my Personal Page! The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation presented by Evraz is a cycling journey along the majestic Canadian Rockies.
I am signed up to ride 200 km over 2 days in August as part of Team Central Alberta Cancer Centre. It would be great if any of you wanted to join up as well, but whether or not you do, I would appreciate your generous support.
As a surgeon, I meet people all the time who are saddled with a devastating diagnosis. Many of these patients are young, and all are bewildered that their number has come up in this unhappy lottery. This month alone I have had to discuss new cancer diagnoses with victims as young as 32 and as old as 96. Nobody thinks it is fair.
My personal reasons for doing this are legion. Cancer has affected too many of my friends and family. My mother died of pancreatic cancer when I was 18. My father has had melanoma—twice. My wife had a difficult and narrow escape from lymphoma when she was a young mother. My younger sister has had colon cancer and now has uterine cancer. One of my aunts died of breast cancer in her 40s after a pretty terrible 7 years with the disease. My best friend’s older brother is severely challenged by lymphoma. Not to mention--or minimize--the daily experience I see a lot of my patients face. Admittedly, we all have to go from something, usually either cardiovascular disease or malignancy, but how often do we meet people we can’t rescue and who are taken far too young? (Too young is getting older all the time, but for the sake of argument let’s think of people who don’t make it to the national average.) And I am not naive enough to think that a single fundraiser, or 10 of them, is going to lead to miraculous inroads into treating all this disease in the near future. But progress does get made, poco a poco, little by little.
And we have to do something. And be seen to be doing something. So please consider if you can donate some money to this endeavour.
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and treatment.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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