"Cancer sucks!" "F cancer!" "What?! He/ She has cancer too?"
As I was confronted with wave after wave of bad news about dear friends and/or their loved ones receiving cancer diagnosis during these past three pandemic year, these were the only phrases I can utter. As I sit with my friends thinking about all the unknowns, I really wanted to do something that can cheer them up or help them out in a practical manner. I offered to do their laundry, drive them to and from their doctor's appointment, do their dishes, drop off food, rake their leaves or shovel their snowy sidewalks. Unfortunately, due to Covid, most of these well intended offers posed more of a health risk than a useful helping hand. As I kneeled by my bedside, praying for their health to improve and their treatment to be effective, I just felt so utterly useless.
When the opportunity of joining this year's Tour de Cure to raise funds for cancer research, I believe I have finally found something practical I could do. Even though I don't have the medical expertise to defeat cancer, I know that supporting those who -DO- have these skills is where I'm called to contribute.
With that, I humbly ask you to consider financially supporting me in my quest to reach my fundraising goal of $4,000 as I bike 160km as part of the Tour de Cure on August 27, 2022 in Chilliwack.
As I get older, it's become a sad reality that the number of people I know that has been/will be diagnosed with cancer is only going to rise. This is one way I feel like I can help. Please consider joining me on this ride or donating as you feel led.