Im once again taking part in a charity fundraising event called the Tour de Cure (previously the Ride to Conquer Cancer) to raise money for ovarian cancer research and the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) - a place my family has come to depend on over years. We've seen first hand how the BCCA and research saves lives, and Im committed to doing whatever I can to help other families get the support and positive outcome we did. This year, Erin and I are feeling particularly grateful and we want to match all donations received up to $5,000. When you donate, youll make us give more as well (please make us donate a lot!).
Nearly eight years ago (eight!) my wife, Erin, was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer. Thanks to research based at the BC Cancer Agency, Erin went through treatment specific to her rare subtype of ovarian cancer and is now in remission. We are eternally grateful for the care she received that has us back to a (somewhat) normal family life
Watching Erin go through six months of grueling chemo and radiation while trying to take care of a newborn was the hard part. But, thanks in a big part to the dedicated team at the BCCA, were on the other side of that now and fully committed on doing whatever we can to further research and support for other families going through an experience with ovarian cancer.
The stats still arent great. Over 50% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer wont live five years past their diagnosis. I want to make sure more women - like my wife - get longer than that. The only way thats going to change is with more money for research.
So please, reach into your checking account and give whatever you can - $25, $50, $100, or even more. It is truly appreciated and will help many families like ours.
Thank you to all of you who supported us through treatment and for your continued support of ovarian cancer research.