8th Time is a Charm!
2009 marked the 10th anniversary of the passing of my mother-in-law to a rare brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme (the same cancer that Gord Downie from the Tragically Hip is now fighting). That year I rode in the very first BC Ride to Conquer Cancer in honour of her. This year will be the 8th year that I have led our PH&N Horny Goats team. In the last 7 years our corporate team has raised an amazing $3.2M to fund cancer research. Since then, the ride has become an important connection to my personal journey to fight cancer. The money that we have raised together is making a difference at the BC Cancer Agency. In the last year alone donations to the BC Cancer Foundation have supported:
• 800 cancer researchers in B.C.
• Two major prostate cancer studies launched to improve treatments for patients.
• Two clinical investigator awards allow experts to investigate rare blood cancer and endometrial cancer.
• Genomic profiling of 1,000 lymphoma cancers to bring personalized solutions to every patient in B.C.
• 273 patients enrolled in the world-leading Personalized Onco-Genomics (POG) program to identify new treatment options.
Four years ago I agreed to serve on the Board of the BC Cancer Foundation and this year I was appointed Chair. I am honoured to take on this role, to build on the legacy of those who have come before me. My role on the Board has given me the opportunity to spend time with the brilliant scientists and clinicians at the BC Cancer Agency and witness firsthand the world class research being conducted right here in BC. I’ve seen the tragedy of lost loved ones, but also the success of research and new treatments. My confidence in the progress we are making means that for the fourth consecutive year, I will match your donations up to $25,000.
With my match, your investment in cancer research will be doubled. Other than Vancouver real estate, what investment provides a guaranteed 100% return? I hope you will join me in investing in better outcomes. Together we can raise $50,000 to fight cancer and make a difference.
I know that many of you have supported me in the past. Please find it in your heart to help again and together we can conquer cancer!
No donation is too small (or too big!). A tax receipt will be issued for the full amount and I will match your donations up to $25,000.
Thank you for your support
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