Cancer Affects Everyone
As I crossed the finish line with my cousins and then seeing my family cheering us, I was overcome with emotion.
To see all the riders, support staff, friends and families come together to fight for a common goal is truely INSPIRING!
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Cancer was something our family never spoke about while I was growing up, as kids we were shielded from any kind of illness. My parent's generation just kept it to themselves because back then the "C" word was a death sentence. When I think back I often wonder what I could have done if I knew someone was fighting for their life and what I could have done to help. Now as I get older Cancer is a main topic of discussion with my family and friends, we talk about people who we've lost to Cancer and people who have beat Cancer. We talk openly about Cancer because we know that early screening and detection is often the key to surviving.
Based on 2010 estimated stats 2 out of 5 Canadians (45% of men and 42% of women) are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes and 1 out of 4 Canadians (29% of men and 24% of women) is expected to die from cancer. Stop for a second and think about those stats...
I have personally seen and experienced the work the staff at the BC Cancer Agency and it is absolutely incredible how far they have progressed in research and treatment, I have personally seen and experienced the care and attention they provide, I have personally seen and experienced the hope they have given.
The Ride To Conquer Cancer is a 2 day 200+ kms scenic ride from Vancouver to Seattle. On August 26th and 27th, 2017, I will be riding along side Cancer survivors and supporters who are all riding for one cause.
This cause is important to me and I want to be part of the cure. Cancer has touched too many lives already. We need to take action against this disease and I am committed to making a difference. Please help me raise a minimum of $2500 for Cancer research. The proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation who uses the money for world class research as well as Cancer treatment and education.
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