For Hope, For Support, and For the Cure
Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
Thank you to all of you who supported my ride and this important cause. It was long, hot and painful and also one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
Cancer touches so many people. I expect you all have lost someone close, know someone who's battling cancer now, or who's now cancer free. I've joined the Ride To Conquer Cancer to honour and support one of each.
For my Mother: Who I lost.
In 1999, My mother died from breast cancer. Despite the unbearable loss, there was hope throughout her battle. Always new drugs, new trials, lots of support and a chance that something might work. Almost 20 years on, there's been tremendous progress. I'll be riding in memory of my mother and raising money for hope.
For Rick Brook-Hill: Battling cancer today.
Rick Brooks-Hill, father of my life-long childhood friend, best T-ball coach in the business, platinum lemonade stand patron, teller of tall tales and infinite wisdom and diagnosed recently with lung cancer. I've been struggling with what to say to 'Mr. Brooks-Hill', but hopefully he'll see this and know I'm thinking of him. And even more so, I hope the money raised will help the BC Cancer Foundation, give comfort and give support to Rick, his family, and to all of those in a similar position. I'm riding for you Mr. B-H.
For Erin Barrett: Who's won.
My best friend Erin Barrett, has recently been given the all clear after her battle with Ovarian Cancer.
I'd like to say 'Cancer picked the wrong lady' but Cancer actually picked the ideal lady. Erin has been good for Cancer... (hear me out on this one). Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer days after giving birth to her second child, Erin's intro to cancer was heartbreaking. A few months into her treatment, just before Christmas, Erin wrote a Facebook post. Not only was this post shared over 300,000 times, it was picked up by media outlets across the globe. It might have been because Erin and her family are so incredibly good looking and her story so heartbreaking, but I'm pretty sure it was because her message was so genuinely selfless, heartfelt, informative and classy (just like Erin). Her goal was to raise awareness of the symptons of Ovarian Cancer and with the outpouring of responses, I genuinely believe Erin saved lives. Since then, Erin has worked tirelessly to support Ovarian Cancer Canada - while going through treatment herself. She's also been a huge advocate for the care and services provide by the BC Cancer Agency. I am so proud to call Erin my friend and I plan to keep her in my life until we're batty old ladies together.
She's also inspired me to join the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
And so, for hope, for support and for the cure, I'll be riding 250 km from Vancouver to Seattle. And to make it even more challenging - I'm in terrible shape and I'm training on my mom bike - so dig deep my friends!
Contribute to this powerful movement with a donation. 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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