Thank you for visiting to read about this very important subject to me. On June 8th and 9th I will be doing two things that I love dearly: riding a bike and raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer.
It wasn’t too many years ago that I got the call. It was the call that my father didn’t want to make, and nobody wants to receive. It was a phone call from Toronto to Vancouver to tell me that my Mom had lost a long battle with cancer.
Every turn of the pedals, every single time I ride is for a reason. It is to remind me how lucky I am, and how important it is to do everything I can to keep ahead of this disease. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. We don’t choose who wins and loses. We can only do our best in our own way and hope that it won’t choose us or the ones we love.
I need your help to help others
Unfortunately, fundraising isn’t my strong point and for that reason I am coming to the you, my community, and reaching out for help. I am leading a team of riders from my company in the first year that our local office has put together a team. I’ve done so much to ensure that the team has the support that they need that but I am in need of your help to reach my personal goal or else I won’t be able to ride, and my goal to make my mark on this disease, even in this small way, may not be able to happen.
I know that it is a challenge to make financial commitments, but I hope that you or your organization can help me to reach my modest goal and I will be sure that your efforts and commitment are appreciated and shared as I pedal 200 km in 2 days to show this disease that we won’t go down without a fight.