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Tour de Cure FOR OUR Loved ones

Held by Merle Alexander
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  1. Alfred James
    $2500
  2. Fiorino Family
    $1500
  3. DML
    $1000
  4. Anonymous
    $650
  5. M E Turpel-Lafond
    $500
  6. Larry Innes
    $500
  7. Doug White
    $500
  8. Merle
    $500
  9. Michael Goehring
    $300
  10. Kasari Govender
    $250
  11. Jody Wilson-Raybould
    $250
  12. Deborah Corber
    $250
  13. Sam Adkins
    $250
  14. Alan Young
    $250
  15. Keith Bergner
    $200
  16. Teresa Sheward
    $150
  17. Mary Margaret Froh
    $150
  18. Jamie Bonham
    $150
  19. Paula Lalonde
    $100
  20. Anonymous
    $100
  21. Nuskmata
    $100
  22. Tara Marsden
    $100
  23. C&S Fox
    $100
  24. Bruce Kilpatrick
    $100
  25. Roshan Danesh
    $100
  26. Anonymous
    $100
  27. Saul Joseph
    $100
  28. Renee Pelletier
    $100
  29. saks
    $100
  30. Thomas Digby
    $100
  31. Charles Morven
    $100
  32. Lawrence Alexander
    $100
  33. Nikki Skuce
    $80
  34. Tom McCarthy
    $70
  35. Anonymous
    $50
  36. Peter Andreasen
    $50
  37. Jaime Lavallee
    $20

 

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.

Merle

 

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