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Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 250km/2day cycling journey event on Aug 26/27, 2017 from Vancouver to Seattle and back that benefits the B.C. Cancer Foundation. It has turned into an epic event over the last eight years and I have decided to participate this summer. I will be riding with eleven other brave souls as part of the Vancouver Coastal Health team. I have comitted to raise $2500.00.
Here is my story.
When I learned that I had cancer 10 years ago I was devasted. I had found a few lumps in my neck and, hoping they would just be swollen glands, went to my Doctor who ordered a biopsy straight away. I had the biopsy and 3 weeks later was told that I had Lymphoma. I then underwent surgery and had 2 tumors removed from my neck, followed by several weeks of radiation treatment. It was a scary time in my life. What would happen? Would I live long enough to see my grand children? Would I have to suffer? Life was full of uncertainties, the rug was pulled out from under me. I buckled down and kept on going.
Here I am today living a full and productive life. I love hiking, snowshoeing, cycling, kayaking and gardening - anything that allows me to be in the great outdoors. And to my delight I am now a proud Oma of a beautiful 11 months old Baby boy who gives me a lot of joy! I am truly blessed...my cup floweth over.
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life. As a Nurse I work on a daily basis with people who are battleing cancer and who often suffer greatly. Not everyone wins their battle. I also see the effect this has on their loved ones - families and friends in crisis, scared and heartbroken.
Please contribute to this worthy cause 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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