This August, I'll be participating in Tour de Cure!
This will be my first time biking 100 km in one day (gulp!) but it'll be worth it to advance cancer research and care.
For those who know me, you know that I'm a huge fan of BC Cancer. Each and every day, I am inspired by the life-saving work that goes into supporting patients and families facing cancer.
My story with BC Cancer is deeply personal having been a caregiver for my dad as he battled cancer. In 2015, my dad was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer after feeling unwell for quite some time. I will never forget the day when I was told this devastating news. Everything felt like it was put on hold when I heard the "C" word. It was an incredibly difficult experience seeing a loved one go through cancer. BC Cancer supported my family through this journey with unwavering kindness and compassion. Thanks to BC Cancer, my dad was able to get the life-saving treatment he needed and was given a second chance at life. I am forever grateful.
Throughout all of this, I met patients and families on a similar journey, which shaped my drive to be part of a cause to change the outcomes for those facing cancer. With your support, we can be part of helping patients and their families going through one of the toughest experiences they will ever face.
This ride will be hard and it will be long, but it does not compare to the challenge of facing cancer.
One in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Funds raised will support life-saving research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer, bringing hope to cancer patients in British Columbia and making an impact around the world.
If you would like to support me, please consider making a donation today or come out for a ride with me! Thank you for your generous donation, words of encouragement, helping me train, and well wishes. I am so grateful for all the phenomenal support for this ride that means so much to me.