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Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
Learning that you have cancer is brutal. I remember being absolutely stunned. I was 42 years old, incredibly healthy and fit and I was unexpectedly diagnosed with a rare form of intestinal cancer that up until recently resulted in death within a few years. I was certainly not ready to die - I had teenagers to raise and a life to live and thankfully research had discovered that a daily dose of pill formed chemotherapy could manage the cancer...and if I was lucky...it could manage it for years until a gene therapy was developed that would actually cure this kind of cancer. So here I am 10 years later still healthy and fit and aging like the rest of you. I do the ride because it reminds me that I am alive, that I have the capacity to be fit, the capacity to use my body in spite of cancer and the capacity to do something that will cure this dreaded disease.
In January 2014 I lost my mother to the disease. Lung cancer took her life at 72. Her three year battle reminds me that we are not done yet. We need more research to fuel our understanding and to manage and even cure the disease. Please consider supporting my ride.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey from Vancouver to Seattle taking place in August. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, I can participate and continue to challenge myself as a reminder that living with cancer is still living!
I will be riding for me and for the next generation of cancer survivors.
Please contribute to this event with a donation. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care made possible through BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Selina (celebrating 11 years of living with cancer)
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