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Blood, Sweat and Cures
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  1. Nancy Burke and Ian Telfer
    $5000
  2. Paul Conibear
    $1500
  3. Fareed Ahamed
    $1250
  4. Christopher Mr. Philps
    $1000
  5. Leah and John O'Neill
    $1000
  6. Mr. Doug & Karen Bell
    $1000
  7. ELAHEH AND MEHRAN FARMANARA
    $1000
  8. Mr. John Zaplatynsky
    $500
  9. Deb Anderson
    $500
  10. Mr. Tony Phillips
    $500
  11. Andrew & Kristy McLeod
    $500
  12. Terry Holland
    $500
  13. Alan Ligumsky
    $500
  14. DOUG & WENDY ONEILL
    $500
  15. Mr. Robert N Flipse
    $500
  16. Touraj Besharat
    $500
  17. Dave and Ingrid Phillips
    $500
  18. David Davies
    $500
  19. Joanna Clark
    $500
  20. Tom Dielschneider
    $500
  21. Patrick Delesalle
    $500
  22. Jo-anne Mahon
    $500
  23. Don Konantz
    $350
  24. Vivian Zhou
    $250
  25. Leah McLeod Stack
    $250
  26. william Maclagan
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  27. Paul Cassidy
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  28. Grant & Nina
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  29. Jim and Monika Sullivan
    $250
  30. Michele Chu
    $250
  31. Chris Saunders
    $250
  32. Mr. Neil Schatz
    $250
  33. Shaun Cathcart & Scott Turner
    $250
  34. Joanna's Cheerleader
    $100
  35. Lillian Alderton
    $100
  36. Craig Thompson
    $100
  37. Ms. Carol Fraser
    $100
  38. Joanna Clark
    $100
  39. Ms. Kim Larsen Mellor
    $100
  40. Sandy Moore
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  41. Kim Campbell
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  42. Ann Hickey
    $100
  43. Liz and Matt Collins
    $100
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    $100
  45. Marg Worthy
    $100
  46. Yasmin & Haneef Alibhai
    $100
  47. Mrs. Patricia Elaine Turner
    $100
  48. Hilary Clark
    $100
  49. PF
    $70
  50. Liz & Tom
    $50
  51. Mrs. Dominique Couling
    $50

 

Hi

As many of you know, it has been 5 years since we sadly lost Daryl to prostate cancer. His life tragically ended on June 17th, 2017 at 59. Too soon. Forever missed and loved by me, his wife of 33 years, our beautiful children, Patrick (Laura), Stephanie (DJ) and Hilary. Daryl missed walking Stephanie down the aisle on her wedding day in 2018. He won't be there to celebrate Patrick and Laura's marriage this summer. He is not here to embrace Hilary's successes and meet her future love. Sadly too, he will never know his precious, sweet grandbabies, Olivia and Rosie.

Cancer took Daryl from us. His legacy of greatness however lives on in his family and friends. We have all gained strength and wisdom from the ideals Daryl lived by and instilled in those close. Daryl would want us to fully embrace living and Fight On.

As part of this journey, I want to do something to honour Daryl and continue his mission to raise funds, awareness and provide HOPE for those living with cancer.

I have committed to ride in this August's Tour de Cure, successor to the wonderful Ride to Conquer Cancer that we did in 2017 through Daryl's Heidelberg Hope team. That was a tremendous success in so many respects. As you may recall Daryl, in searching for a treatment alternative to help him found a remarkable new therapy that had never been used or researched extensively outside of Germany. Daryl's vision was to bring it here to North America. It is now being researched in every major North American cancer centre - Radionuclide Therapy or RnT will eventually be the fourth weapon next to chemo, radiation and immunotherapy.

The money that we raised of over $2 million through the team was further leveraged to over $32 million, and we are close to completion of a new building at TRIUMF / UBC (ribbon cutting this fall!) The new facility will be one of only a few locations in the world that can produce the necessary isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals necessary to pursue this new treatment alternative. Daryl would be very proud of the progress and proud of all of you who supported the initiative five years ago.

The Tour de Cure will be held on August 27th. I have joined a team called Blood, Sweat & Cures, and we are raising money by riding either 50 or 100 km - to be determined! We are raising money specifically to support the Centre for Lymphoid Cancers (CLC), but my goal is a broader one, namely to improve the outcomes for families like ours who are presented with a cancer diagnosis. The team is captained by Alex Blodgett who many of you may remember from Daryl's Heidelberg Hope team (DHH), as well as the two oncologists that run CLC. Daryl's oncologist, and now Chief Medical Officer of BC Cancer, Dr. Kim Chi is one of my teammates.

I am hoping that you will support me during my ride. Like our DHH team, Blood, Sweat & Cures is deemed an internal team, so virtually all of your donation goes to the CLC, and little is absorbed by overhead expenses. I would love to have your support as we strive to raise $800,000. Our team page is here with a more complete description of the use of proceeds, and my donation page is here.

With love and gratitude for your involvement and continued support!

Fight On

Joanna xo

 

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