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This will be my second year riding to raise money for cancer research. Cancer research is a cause very dear to me.
As some of you know from last year, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 15. Fortunately she did well and was "cured", until she developed a new primary lesion 10 years later. With treatment, she lived another 11 years - long enough to see me get married, and meet her grandson. Metastatic disease took her from us just before my 36th birthday - 11 years ago. Her battle with cancer shaped my adolescence and early adulthood.
In the time since, I have seen other members of my friends and family fight their own battles against various types of cancer. For the last few years, I have had the privilige of working for the BC Children's Department of Oncology, taking care of kids hospitalized during their cancer care.
Last year during my ride to Seattle, I thought of my mother and some of the brave kids I have met. As I struggle my way up the hills, I think of how lucky I am to be well enough to raise money and ride. Please help me raise money for cancer research and kick cancer in the butt!
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