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This will be my second Ride to Conquer Cancer - after having done the first one with our two boys Cedric and Dominic, our daughter Celine pushed hard for us to do this epic ride as a family this year. It is a two day journey through the beautiful Pacific Northwest from Vancouver to Seattle with thousands of other riders to raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation in support of cancer research in British Columbia. The highlights of the ride are the connection, camaraderie and deeply moving moments with other participants. I am excited to be doing something so meaningful with my entire family - those that know me well, understand how much this means to me !!
It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but nothing compares to the challenge those afflicted are facing in fighting this monster.
This years ride will be in special memory of my beautiful friend and neighbour Gia from Calgary and the wonderful Wendy, whom I played hockey with, who sadly both lost their heartbreaking battles much too early. We are all surrounded by the unpredictable and cruel nature of this terrible disease in various shapes and forms, and I have personally been touched way too many times by witnessing friends and aquaintances suffer and fight with every breath they have.
The shocking statsitical truth according to the Canadian Cancer Society is that an estimated 206,200 new cases of cancer and 80,800 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2017. Half of all new cases will be lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers. About 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes and 1 in 4 will die of the disease.
We are lucky and blessed here in British Columbia to have access to some of the most advanced and cutting edge cancer treatments as well as a group of world class researchers and doctors working tirelessly to ultimately find a cure and on the way there anything that will hold up the progression and spreading of the disease in cancer patients.
That's why I'm riding. To do something BIG about cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me by supporting me in my fundraising efforts. Please contribute to this powerful movement with a donation. All the proceeds will go to BC Cancer Foundation to support cancer research, treatment, and services.
This ride is going to be an unforgettable adventure, and I hope you’ll be a part of it with me.
In deep appreciation for your support and generosity.
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