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Welcome to my Personal Page!
The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey, through the beautiful Pacific region taking place in the summer. This is my second year participating in this event. I saw the determination and dedication of all those involved. So many caring and passionate people who want cancer to an be illnesses that can be cured, regardless of a person's age or the type of cancer. I saw many riders who were survivors themselves, I met three young women who were in their early twenties, they told me that they had all survived breast cancer. These incredibly courageous women were excited for the next ride, and seeing their strength I registered for this year's ride.
I have suffered from depression for over 20 years, so last year I joined this event for a physical and mental challenge for myself. As someone who suffers from a different kind of disease than cancer, I found that helping others and being a part of something bigger than myself is uplifting and great for the soul. What an amazing feeling, to push through even though all I wanted to do was hide in my bed. The training for me was hard because I had never ridden a bike in this capacity, but once the kilometers of training added up and the support and encouragement from my team helped me at every turn, I felt peace and strength. As for the fundraising part, my goal was $2500 and I reached it, the generosity I saw was incredible. About the time I reached this goal, my second cousin passed away at the age of 36 after fighting so bravely for 6 years. At her funeral I remembered her bright smile and kindness, with tears in my eyes and sorrow in my heart I decided to raise more than I already had. I am still in disbelief and at the same time awed at people's generousity, I raised $5030!!!! This year has been tough, I'm not sure if I can ride due to health issues, BUT that's not stopping me from my goal of raising more funds than last year.
Please 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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