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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. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
I am honoured to be riding for the first time in memory of both my Mom and Dad.
My mom, Joan Smith, diagnosed at age 50 with CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) and fought an amazing fight for over 13 years including nine months spent in isolation after a bone marrow transplant. Her positive attitude and love for life gave inspiration to the many lives she touched. She travelled to Oregon to be part of a clinical trial for the now widely used leukemia drug Gleevec. Gone way too soon, remembering her fondly as one of the strongest, bravest woman I have ever known. Love you Mom!
My dad, Don Smith, diagnosed at age 78 with Colon cancer. It was devastating to see a vibrant, healthy man deteriorate so quickly. Although the diagnosis wasn't great my Dad's strength came from seeing what my Mom had endured throughout her treatment and how she dealt with it so eloquently. Hearing that the cancer had already spread to his liver and lungs his quality of life had deteriorated to the point that he was tired of fighting. Sadly, he passed away only five short months after his diagnosis. You will always be my hero! I will forever love you, Dad!
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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