Welcome to Graham's Ride to Conquer Cancer Page
“Everyone knows someone close, who has been affected by cancer” is sadly, a bit of a cliché. My “someones” were about as close as one can get.
Esné, my mom, was a strong lady, would often embarrass me as a young teenager, by talking to strangers in the till line in the grocery store. She volunteered as cub scout leader, was a master at home crafts and loved to experience nature outdoors. She bravely fought breast cancer but succumbed at 64.
Roy, my dad, was a gentleman, a great handyman and always encouraged us in what we did. He was a role model for my brothers and me and spent his life helping others. He passed away from metastatic melanoma, while we were with him in Cape Town.
Betty, Margie’s mom, most recently lived by herself on her farm in Africa, bottle fed lambs and a baby porcupine, could shoot a black mamba with a rifle and loved her life close to nature. We were all so fortunate that she could move to Canada to spend a few months with us before suddenly being diagnosed with cancer. She passed away at our home.
...... These people might still be here, if not for cancer.
What I’ll be doing
175km on day one and 125km the next day (Aug 26 & 27). I intend to fninsh it. In the months leading up to the ride, I will train as best I can and will have to eat and drink en-route and try/hope to avoid cramping!!
What you can do
Please consider donating to my fundraising effort. I will appreciate your donation of any size! 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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