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Welcome to my Personal Page! The Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Silver Wheaton benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey, through the beautiful Pacific region taking place in the summer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
I took up cycling in 2009 when I decided to ride from Victoria, BC to Halifax, NS in Canada to raise money for deserving cancer affected families. I am not along in saying that I have been affected directly by the impacts of Cancer. I rode in honor of Samantha Mantyka in 2011 across Canada, a 12 year old girl who developed brain cancer and passed away suddenly only weeks before I left for my ride. I was immensely impacted by her passing then and I still feel emotional about the Mantyka family loss.
When I was 12, I came home from school and my mum had been rushed to Hospital. She had the onset of Bowel Cancer. At 12, I didn't understand what Cancer was. She went through radiation treatment and was cleared of any progression of cancer as it was dealt with early enough, however 2 decades later, she still has the side affects of her illness. and the prolonged use of radiation therapy used at the time. Then my Uncle developed his first cancer of the prostate when I was about 12 also... was cleared, then he got cancer of the bowel... remission months later... then contracted testicular cancer... went into remission... fought it off... went into remission... prostate cancer came back... he fought it off... I had only ever known my Uncle as a fighter... Now after nearly 2 decades of battling cancer, he has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer that has entered his bones and it has been confirmed as terminal. I found this out just a couple of months ago.
We are all touched one way or another by these horrible diseases, I am not a doctor, a scientist, nor someone who can claim to save someone from Cancer. I am not pretending to try and save the world, I am someone who has always believed that if I can do something... participate, lead or create... I too can make a difference.
I NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
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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