So many reasons to Ride
One in three British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In 2005, that one was me.
I had been experiencing flash pain around my eye as I was entering my first year of art school, and finally after a year of bouncing from doctor to doctor a tumour was discovered next to my eye.
There was some debate whether or not it was malignant – but if it was, my entire eye would have to be removed. It was a scary few days waiting on that news but my surgeon ultimately decided he could save my eye. I came out of the whole experience minus one tear gland but overall relatively unscathed, and I still have very positive memories of my care at BC Cancer.
As you probably know, I started working at the BC Cancer Foundation two years ago. Also in the past year, my passion for cycling has increased significantly as I found myself amidst a fantastic cycling community. I’m happy to put these two major parts of my life together and participate in the 2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 220km journey from Vancouver to Seattle.
Please consider contributing to this powerful movement with a donation. Funds raised will support life-saving research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency, similar to what I was so lucky to receive.
Cancer is no longer uncommon like it used to be. I’ve lost three of my grandparents to cancer and have seen my friends come close to losing their loved ones. Cancer work runs in my family – my sister works for Cancer Care Ontario and my dad volunteers with the Freemason Cancer Car program, driving cancer patients to their appointments – it just shows how much work goes on behind the scenes, and how much work STILL needs to be done. So please, consider making a donation to bring hope to cancer patients in B.C. and beyond.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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