Peace and Blessings to you all. I hope that this message finds you starting the year of the Tiger in good spirits and in great health.... minus a few extra holiday pounds. I know that I'm starting a bit late this year, but once again, I would like to ask that you consider contributing to support my fundraising drive for the Tour de Cure.
As with all my years before, I will ride with my incredible team from the BC Cancer Agency, where all the funds I raise directly goes. Shift Happens has been involved with this event since the inaugural year, 14 years ago. I feel so fortunate to be able to ride with such an incredible group of dedicated people who actually face the enormity of this battle in the lives of their patients every single day. They truly are the real heroes.
This will be my 9th ride, I think, I've honestly lost track. Over that time, I've watched first hand, the effects of cancer on many dear friends, some of you, and your family members. Witnessing the courage and strength that they bring with them to fight their fight day in and day out, this is what gave me the motivation to sign up again year after year. Fundraising for those who are still fighting, and even more so to honour the ones that have lost the fight.
This will be the 5th year that cancer has been an ongoing struggle within mine, and Coleen's immediate family. My mother being the closest one to me. She's a little slower, and a little more tired from her most recent surgery, she's still as willful and determined (read stubborn) a woman as she always has been. But the strength that she models for us on a daily basis truly is inspiring. My family thanks you all for your care, consideration, and kindness that you've all continued to show us through the years.
Thank you for stopping by my page and considering a donation to support my ride again. Any amount is always appreciated.
Thank you all, and God Bless