Welcome to Tom's R2CC Page
I’m riding to Seattle to raise money for ovarian cancer research and the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) - a place our family has come to depend on over the last few years. We've seen first hand how the BCCA and research saves lives, and I’m committed to doing whatever I can to help other families get the support and positive outcome we did.
A year and a half ago my wife, Erin, was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer. Thanks to research based at the BC Cancer Agency, Erin went through treatment specific to her rare subtype of ovarian cancer. Erin is now in remission and we’re able to go on with our lives as a happy and healthy family.
Riding to Seattle feels like the easy part of this journey. Watching Erin go through six months of gruelling chemo and radiation was the hard part. But, thanks in a big part to the dedicated team at the BCCA, we’re on the other side of that now and fully committed on doing whatever we can to further research and support for other families going through an experience with ovarian cancer.
The stats still aren’t great. Over 50% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer won’t live five years past their diagnosis. I want to make sure more women - like my wife - get longer than that. The only way that’s going to change is with more money for research.
Whatever you can give - $50, $100, or even more - is so appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who supported us these past years and for your continued support now.
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