Steve Weir's Personal Page
Welcome to my 2017 Ride To Conquer Cancer page.
I will briefly recap my history as a participant in The Ride To Conquer Cancer:
Several years ago I was invited by a friend to join him on a quest. At that time he was already a cancer survivor and a previous ride participant, I declined the invitation and gave him a cash donation (just like you are about to). In 2014 he once again invited me to join him, and again I declined. Before the ride he received a second cancer diagnonis and it was obvious he would be unable to complete the ride that year. Suddenly there was nothing I wanted more than to ride beside my friend, I joined Team Prince Rupert, and a couple thousand other people on a rain soaked adventure. Two short months after this amazing experience my youngest son was diagnosed with cancer, he was medivaced to B.C. Cancer Clinic and after an intensive chemo regime and 3 surgeries he was deemed cured and I had a new appreciation for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. I committed then to ride every year until I couldn't ride anymore and when that happens I will volunteer my services to the ride. My second year on the ride I was able to fulfil my wish to ride with my friend and we shared a weekend of brutal wind and rain, many laughs and some tears. As we prepared for what was my third year on the ride he recieved yet another cancer diagnosis and his subsequent treatment left him unable to ride, but he was there cheering us along at different points on the ride, and with us as we crossed the finish line. After the team rode across the line we parked our bikes, and walked across the finish line as a team following him, and two other team members that have battled cancer.
This year as I begin my training and fund raising my friend is currently in the hospital, he has received a fourth cancer diagnosis, but that is not why he is hospitalized. He is there because the cancer is complicating other medical issues, issues that for your or I would be dealt with by a simple procedure are made far more difficult to treat for him, and he is currently waiting to be medivaced to Vancouver for surgery so his cancer treatment can begin again.
His strength and resolve only fortifies my desire to fight cancer in every way I can.
This year, as in past I need your assistance in reaching my fundraising goal. Please consider making a donation. It is my sincere belief that our efforts today will have a profound affect on those we love tomorrow.
As a sad addendum to my message I must tell you my friend has passed away. Sandy Giordano battled cancer bravely and won several battles, but the sad truth is cancer only needs to win once. Or so cancer thinks, you and I will continue the battle against cancer for Sandy and too many other people we hold in our hearts.
Thank you for reading my message, and thank you for your financial donation.
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