Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
Every summer for as long as I can remember, my mom would go into training - disappearing every weekend morning, stocking the cupboards with disgusting-looking energy gel that had a consistency she described as "toothpastey", wearing ridiculous outfits with butt padding, and obsessing over her latest everything - a water bottle-holder weighing 0.1 kg less than her current one, etc. I didn't care. Then, my older brother Jonah began cycling and loved it, and I still didn't care. Picking them up in Niagara Falls after the Ride and spending a few hours at the Hershey's store was fun, though ;). Then, my bubby died of liver cancer in April 2012 after 12 long and hard fighting years, and my mom's Personal Page got much more personal.
The year after Jonah's cycling accident, in 2015, I took up spinning; my friend Jeremy had dragged me to Quad downtown, and I sweat a lot, cried a little, and went back every day that week. After a couple of months, I sucuumbed to my mom's begging and decided to humour her by taking her old road bike out - I knew training season would be challenging, but I ended up doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer that same season. I was hooked. That old road bike is now my baby, sea salt chocolate is my energy gel flavour of choice, I owe my life to butt padding, and I care very much about the weight of my water bottle holders, and everything else on my bike. I also experienced a different kind of change in perspective - I worked at Princess Margaret for the rest of that summer and met dozens of men and women in the GU Clinic who had inspiring and moving stories, incredible spirits and most importantly, reminded me how amazing and important it is that events like The Ride to Conquer Cancer exist.
Three summers later, I will be participating in my third Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer with my mom - an event I feel encompasses that same inspiration, spirit and hope. Specifically, the Ride is a 230km bicycling trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls over the course of two days. All proceeds go to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to fund research, teaching, and important programs and clinics similar to the one I worked in.
This cause is one close to all of our hearts! Thank you so much in advance for your donations.
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