Mel's ride to conquer cancer
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Thank you so much for visiting my personal page. This year I decided to join Matt and do the ride to conquer cancer. It was an easy decision because its such a great cause. Cancer is a scary word for everyone, but its not until it touches close to home that really makes you want to get involved. This year Matt and I had a cancer scare. Hes been dealing with a health issue for years that he never took care of. After enough nagging and convincing he went into the doctor. He was sent in for some tests and they found a large tumor in his colon. They took parts out for a biopsy so they could test for cancer. This was probably the most terrifying week of our lives. I was sad and mad all at the same time. Why didn't he go get checked out earlier? We just found each other, and now hes going to die. Then it was the kids and all the family. We cried a lot that week, and went through every emotion possible in the few days we were waiting. The week was a blur, we were just going through the motions of day to day life but aching inside. Either way, we were ready to take on the fight.
A month later, he went in for surgery. It was successful, and the tumor was removed. He was given the all clear and has no cancer. Just a small lesson to keep up with your physicals. Most cancers are slow growing, so if caught early, can be treated.
Ok!! Enough of that, lets talk about the ride. So most of you know we train all year and love to ride. I joined an amazing team called The Silver Bullets. We do group training rides and have get together's throughout the year. I have an amazing group of new friends, all who want me to succeed as a rider but for the cause as well. 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!
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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