Welcome to Michael Love's Personal Page
Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
Welcome to my 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 200km bike ride will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my bib-shorts, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
I have decided to raise money for the BC Cancer foundation for a number of reasons, but two very specifically.
I lost my grandmother, Faye Price, to cancer when I was 15. It was devastating to me as I was very close to her. She had gone into the hospital for a routine operation when the cancer was discovered. I had spent a lot of time at my grandparents' house as a child, and she was always supportive of whatever I chose to do. I remember her watching lots of skateboard videos with me when I was in my early teens. She became very ill on Christmas Eve, I remember answering the phone and hearing my grandfather crying on the other end. She passed away when she was only 56. Her loss changed the dynamics in my family, as she was the glue of the family and cared for everyone deeply. Everyone struggled with her absence.
Eleven years later, at almost the exact time of year, my grandfather, Ken Price, was also diagnosed with cancer. As with my grandmother, his cancer spread quickly and there wasn't much that could be done. I had just started dating my girlfriend, now wife, at the time, but they never had an opportunity to meet. My grandfather had an amazing sense of humour and loved to take my sister and I camping in his RV. His favourite place was on the road and his spirit for adventure still resonates with me.
I hate that cancer took my grandparents from me before their time and that they weren't able to celebrate important moments in my life.
Cancer has also affected other family members' and friends' lives. I am hoping that by my small contribution of riding a bike, I can help to improve the research and put an end to the destruction that this disease has on so many lives and families.
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. Thank you in advance for your help.
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