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Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer®
This past summer I embarked on a journey I never expected; while I hadn't been feeling well for quite some time, I was still shocked to learn I had a rare form of cancer that had spread to a variety of locations in my abdomen.
Until quite recently my diagnosis would have resulted in death within a few years but, because of significant advances in cancer research, I have access to a new drug therapy that can manage the cancer, hopefully for many years to come. There are so many things in life we can't control, so I'm learning to focus on the things I can.
My decision to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer is born out of a feeling of gratitude. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to see my three children grow and flourish, I'm grateful for all the dedicated doctors and researchers who work to find new ways to fight this disease, and I'm grateful for all those who've come before me to raise the money that's necessary to fund the research.
And while my participation in this ride is about gratitude and making a difference, it's also about celebrating the fact that, despite living with cancer, I CAN be active, and do the things I've always enjoyed. Living with cancer is still living!
I want to rejoice in life and know that I've made a difference. I'm asking that you join me, support my ride with a donation, and make a difference for someone else who one day finds herself embarking on the same unexpected journey.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is two days of cycling from Vancouver to Seattle. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world. In other words, your participation will accelerate the conquest of cancer.
Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets.