For Bine and all people effected by Cancer throughout the world
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After battling gale force winds of 100km p/hr, flying debris and collapsed power lines 2 years ago and a solo attempt last year(US visa issues), I have decided to take this challenge on again this year. On August 26th myself and my team of EY colleagues along with some thousands more participants will cycle the epic journey from Vancouver to Seattle, a journey of over 200 kilometeres. All for our own personal reasons, mine is below;
Bine (my mother) died in January 2005 at only 52 from this terrible disease. She was diagnosed only 3 months previously. What followed was 3 months of anxiety, confusion, frustration, despair, anger, sadness, self evaluation, ultimately a bag of mixed emotions. There was laughter, crying, shouting. A final Christmas, a last goodbye, millions of fond memories and boulders of support.
People are amazing and people make a difference. People made this time easier, friends, family and even strangers. People also made this time difficult. I would not wish upon anybody the feeling of watching doctors speaking about something they know nothing about...words of "let's try this", "it could work", "maybe", "6 months to a year...!!". Other people offering old wives tales..."drink wheat grass juice", "inhale this..", "eat that...". I do not blame any of these people, these people cared and offered what they could, they were warm and caring from Nurses to Doctors and complete strangers to immediate family.
I blame the lack of knowledge, we need to know more about how to treat Cancer. At the moment we do not know enough. Yes the world is making great strides and every day we know more than the day before. I want a world where a doctors words can be no more frightening than "yes you do have Cancer and yes if not treated you could die but if treated we are confident you will make a full recovery". You will walk out of that office scared and upset, thinking: "this is life changing but I will be ok". Gone are the times where you have the knowledge of your impending death.
This is why I ride.
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Contribute to this powerful movement with a donation. Funds raised through the Ride to Conquer Cancer will support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency, bringing hope to cancer patients in B.C. and beyond.
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