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If you're a person who knows or loves other people, you probably have been affected by cancer in one way or another. I am riding in Linnea's Legion because at this time last year, the partner of my friend Todd, (the eponymous Linnea) was facing off against triple negative stage 4 breast cancer. We came together then to show support for Linnea, and those closes to her, as well as to raise funds for research into treatments for this rare and agressive cancer on her behalf. This year is different. This year we are riding to honour the memory of Linnea, and to strive for a future where what happened to her, and her friends and family doesn't need to happen to anyone else.
I am also riding because despite the remarkability of strong people like Linnea who are forced to go head to head against cancer, this story is all to common. It seems like no family, social group, or workplace is untouched, including my own. My family has lost Gordon Mader, my grandfather, and Ron Mader, my uncle, to cancer, and I remember them as I ride.
I know that lots of people reading this are other impoverished grad students like me, and can't afford to donate much, if at all. If you want to donate $2, you are wonderful. In any case, please support Linnea's Legion, and our ride to conquer cancer.
That was my take. Here's the canned speil, which is also good:
Welcome to my Personal Page! The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation presented by Evraz is a cycling journey along the majestic Canadian Rockies, that I'm embarking on to fight cancer. 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!
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and treatment.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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