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Welcome to my Personal Page! The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, is a cycling journey throughout Ontario's countryside that I’m embarking on to fight cancer.
This year will be my 11th time participating in this event. I don't feel that anyone has been left untouched by this plague. When one realizes that 50% of all Canadians will hear those three dreaded words, "You have cancer", it must strike a chord. It is particularly sobering,while viewing the 5000+ healthy riders at the start of this event knowing that 2500 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lves.
Over the past years I have had several friends who were diagnosed, treated and have won their battle-because of the advances in treatment modalities provided through research. My sister was diagnosed three years ago but thanks to a very early detection, has received a clean bill of health. Arlene , probably the most positive person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing fights on and is winning.
Sadly there are others who were not so fortunate. A close colleague of mine lost her father Teddie and sister Lisa within a five month period. Jacqui, the den mother of the "Nerd Herd" , lost her battle after a very courageous fight. Raimo, a founding member of this ski group, left this world with a quiet calm and inner strength knowing he had done all that he could to have beaten this disease. A step mother of a valuable staff member of 30+years recently also recently lost her battle.
We all know someone who has been affected in some way by cancer. All that we can do is support those in their battle and supply funds that will be used in research so that one day , the three dreaded words , "You have cancer" will no longer be spoken.
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 Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
Thank you in advance for your help.
My Participant ID: 620513-1
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