Friends, colleagues and family, please support me in the Tour de Cure!
On August I will ride in the scorching Fraser Valley heat on a cycling challenge. I have committed to participate in the Tour de Cure to help BC Cancer Foundation.
With my Mom (in-Law) fighting stage 4 colorectal cancer, it is heart-breaking, painful, tragic but she rises every day with courage and strength. We and I need to rise for all families that need our help.
I did not rise for this cause when it did not directly affect my family and it is a deep personal regret. I wonder if we could have been more advanced in the fight for a cure if I had joined the fight earlier. Now, it is personal. Now I am asking you to make it personal. We all need to know that if and when the time comes, BC Cancer will be there to heal, fight and support us all.
First Nations people in B.C. have greatly increased risk of developing cervical and colorectal cancer as compared with non-First Nations people, and have poorer survival for 10 of the 15 cancer types examined in women and 10 of the 12 cancer types examined in men. One possible factor contributing to this is the relationship between cultural safety and utilization of cancer services.
Indigenous communities and organizations require direct support to understand and navigate B.C.s complex cancer care system, tailored to their specific needs. BC Cancers Provincial Director of Indigenous Cancer Control Warren Clarmont is poised to launch an innovative two-phase pilot project to make BC Cancer centres culturally safe and reflective of the Indigenous patients, families and communities whom they serve. The health and well-being of Indigenous people is extremely important to me, so our firm, MTCo and colleagues are earmarking our Tour De Cure fundraising to this important project.
Funds raised through the Tour de Cure 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.
Please support me by making a gift today. Your donation will help me achieve my fundraising goal AND uplift me in this challenge!
Thank you so much for your support! You are in my grateful prayers.