FLEXING, NOT BREAKING: Martine Nagy
“I will be riding as an individual who has benefited directly from cancer research and as a current patient on ongoing treatment.” ~ Martine Nagy
Cancer is typically thought of as a singular disease, but no two cancer journeys are exactly the same. And that is why The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital is critical to each of those journeys.
The funds raised through The Ride go not to just one type of cancer research and treatment but to many, which means that more individuals with rarer forms of the disease can benefit from this multifaceted approach to conquering cancer. A special thank you to Julie Cormier at Energie Cardio in McMasterville, for the courtesy 3 month membership allowing me to get in shape for this event.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2016, at the MUHC. Late in March, I underwent surgery. Once the pathology was available, I met with the oncologist to discuss treatment options. I opted for radiation, without chemo as it was explained that with my specific results it was not certain that chemo would be useful, according to recent studies. It is these types of discoveries that help cancer patients receive more effective treatment, and with more effective treatment comes better outcomes and healthier lives. “Given my personal experience, I am gearing up for The Ride, keeping in mind that all discoveries are beneficial to patients across the province, across the world!”
As a patient in a renown cancer care centre, I am receiving leading-edge attention, but also helping others who may one day be diagnosed with the same condition. And now I will be making an even greater impact for others who may be contending with cancer: This summer, I’ll be embarking on my first Ride!
I am organizing a raffle to raise additional funds: over 1000$ in prizes, including a 3 month membership at Energie Cardio, unique silver earrings, a B&B experience at Manoir Rouville Campbell, massages and so much more. Contact me at : 514-887-1157.
While my own cancer experience offers motivation to ride, I note that this disease “has touched far too many lives,” which is why I feel compelled to trek the 200 kilometres from Montreal to Quebec City. And while my treatment ended only a few short months ago, I am determined to do my best to cross that finish line. My advice to anyone thinking of joining The Ride? “I strongly encourage new and returning Riders alike to join me in this mission so we can eradicate this disease once and for all.”
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