Welcome to Nana Fujino 2018 Personal Page
Please Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018®
Welcome to my 2018 Personal Fundraising Page!
I would like to first thank everyone for the last 5 years who had constantly, or even once supported me with their generous donation. This would be my SIXTH year participating as a rider for BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Last year was my 5th and I was really happy to be able to ride with my Golden Helmet. This year is going to feel even more special, as it happens to be the 10th year of BC Ride to Conquer Cancer! Also, instead of riding from Vancouver to Seattle, this year we're riding across the beautiful British Columbia to Hope.
It's hard to believe I'm already going for my 6th year of the Ride. Every year was challenging in different ways, but every Ride had been fulfilling after I crossed the finish line. Last year I donated my hair, every year made me feel like I have done something. And I'd like to believe that I'm contributing to the Cancer research, with the generous support from my friends and family, even people I have never met before.
When I first srarted riding for this cause, I started with no particular personal experience with cancer myself, nor had I yet witnessed my loved ones suffering from cancer. Unfortunately cancer affects us all too much and every year, when I stand at the start line before the Ride, listening to the survivors' speech I can hardly stop my eyes tearing up. I can't begin to imagine how my life would be like if, one day, I myself is diagnosed with cancer. I've wondered one year, after crossing the finish line and as I packed my bag after taking a shower, if I'm able to do this again.
According to Canadian Cancer Society, 1 in 2 Canadians (49% of men and 45% of women) is expected to develop cancer during their lifetime. I am desparately waiting for that moment when one day, we get to say that all cancer is curable. Hoping for that future, I am more than happy and proud to be one of the riders celebrating the 10th year of BC Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Thank you very much for visitng my personal page and taking your time to read this.
With best regards,
My Participant ID: 320551-2
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