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Welcome to my Ride page!
Guess what? 2018 is my anniversary...10 years Cancer FREE!!
So as a last minute decision (well it was 6 weeks pre Ride decision) and emotionally moved by friends and family currently undergoing chemotherapy and cancer treatments, I've decided to celebrate by doing this ride for the 1st time!!
It will be a huge physical challenge for me to catch up with training but not as tough as when I went through chemo and really thought I was going to die so that will keep me motivated.
If you are not familiar with my cancer journey ..
I was diagnosed August 2007 with breast cancer. I was 37 years old and had a new baby that I was still nursing. I actually found the lump before I was pregnant but the doctors brushed it off .. I was too young, no family history, it was probably just fibroids. Repeated attempts over a year delayed an actual mammogram and biopsy until July 2007 (I was told the pregnancy made it bigger, they don't do mammograms while nursing, the stopped milk was just a plugged milk duct, etc)
The first lumpectomy didn't result in clear margins so I had a second lumpectomy. Still no clear margins. Crying I asked my surgical oncologist "What do I need to do to survive this"? She recommended bilateral mastectomy with full hysteretomy. So that's what I did. I was lucky that I had a "baby belly" because I had a 13 hour surgery in London, ON to remove both breasts and they did immediate reconstruction (Pedicle Tram). Chemo therapy treatments were done during Spring 2008 ... so after the end of chemo 2008 my cancer free journey started! It's been 2 years now since I've been off all related medication.
I don't take life for granted anymore and focus on gratitude. For my friends and family currently dealing with their own cancer journey's ... I'm with you .. we are all with you!
Let's do this together!
Thanks for any financial contribution you can make!
The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is a transformational cycling journey, spanning over two days and 200 kilometres. In June 2018, I'll be taking on Ontario's majestic countryside in solidarity and promise to show that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it.
Funds raised through The Ride directly benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, and will move us closer to our vision of conquering cancer in our lifetime. Your donation will help to make a life-changing impact for cancer patients right here in Toronto.
I've already got my bike and helmet, but to guarantee my Ride success, I need your help today!
My Participant ID: 625563-1
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