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Please Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
On October 11, 2017 I celebrated 12 years as a cancer survivor. In 2018 I will be doing my 12th ride so that others diagnosed with cancer might be saved the way I have been. Along the way we've raised over $90,000 together. Over 10 years my teams have now raised over $660,000! This is all because of your generosity.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 220km, two-day cycling journey I'm embarking on to fight cancer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with your generosity important breakthroughs will continue to be made in the pursuit of cures and treatments for cancer.
I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in October of 2005...a diagnosis that 40 years ago would have been a death sentence. Because of private funding for cancer research it is now curable in over 80% of cases. After successful surgery and a clean CT scan we opted for regular surveillance - blood tests, x-rays and scans - in the hope of avoiding further treatment.
Christmas of 2006 brought the unhappy news of enlarged lymph nodes in my abdomen, confirming that the cancer had spread. I was prescribed a 9-week course of chemotherapy after a panel of experts reviewed the results of 2 scans. The treatment was hellacious with frightening side effects, and I emerged in April battered but with a clean bill of health. Victory!
Having been through diagnosis, surgery, surveillance and chemotherapy I can say from experience how extraordinary our cancer control system is in Canada. My survival is a testament to how important ongoing cancer research is.
Cancer research quite literally saved my life. Please help support ongoing progress by considering a donation.
Thank you in advance for joining our vision of a cancer-free future!
Follow my progress on Twitter: @Andrew_Gregory @teamgiver
My Participant ID: 226023-5
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