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Welcome to my Personal Page!
The Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefitting The BC Cancer Foundation, is a Vancouver to Seattle, two day cycling journey through Canada's Pacific region taking place on the last weekend in August 2017. This is my first long, long ride and I am committed to not just ride but to help make a real difference to the advances in cancer research, diagnosis and treatment with some fundraising.
So why am i crazy enough to commit to riding 250ish kms? I have always supported the fight to end cancer through financial donations. However, a few years ago, I lost a very dear friend to cancer and her passing got me started thinking about what I could do in her honor, and find a way to help find a way to conquer a disease that keeps taking away our loved ones. Ride to Conquer Cancer was the first thing that popped into mind but I was too intimidated at that time since I have not ridden a bike for over 30 years. Since then I bought a bike, rode it twice around the block, bought another bike (I named it Max) to carry me through this adventure and decided that I will be ready to conquer 250ish kms over 2 days this year – Ben thinks that I am insane!! I found an amazing couple who are willing to let me join their team (Team Big Lug) on this EPIC ride and here I am preparing to put my butt (with lots of padding) on the saddle.
I will be riding in memory of friends who have fought valiantly and lost their battle with cancer, I am riding in support of friends who are currently bravely fighting this horrible disease, and I am riding in celebration for friends who have faced Cancer and won the battle.
I will not even try to fathom the pain, anxiety and strength that anyone diagnosed with Cancer goes through because my experiences of these emotions are so insignificant in comparison. I just want to support them in my own little way, and to help find a cure for all cancers, because cancer does not discriminate.
As part of this experience, I am planning to ride with the names of those family members and friends whose lives have been affected by cancer taped to my bike. I would love for you to provide me with those names so that I can ride in their honor too. And when I ride, I will be thinking of all those people in our lives who affected by cancer. They will be pushing me on when the going gets tough amid the unpredictable elements (rain, wind, sun, cars), those damn hills (I have been told there are few), kilometer after kilometer... I shall keep pedaling!!
I would ask that you consider contributing to this ongoing history-making event with a donation. No amount is too small! Together we can all make a difference! Please donate now if you can using the links within this page.
Thank you in advance for your support to Conquering Cancer and my Quest.
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