Friday, September 11, 2015

OneWalk for Cancer

I'm sitting awaiting the arrival of my friend, colleague and soul sister as we embark on a crusade together.  We are heading into Toronto where tomorrow morning, at the crack of stupid, we will begin a 25 kilometre walk in support of all cancers.

I've been fundraising for about a year, with a personal goal to raise $1500 in support of research to end this deadly disease.  10 years ago, I lost my grandfather to bladder cancer.  Not long before that, a family friend died far too young, at the age of 19, from ovarian cancer.  There are currently four members in my immediate and extended family fighting their own battles with various forms of the disease.  Needless to say, I have a very good reason to be participating in this walk and doing everything I can to support the research efforts.

I'm walking because I can.  No matter how much I am going to struggle on the walk; no matter how tired and sore I will be afterward; I will walk because what I experience is going to be NOTHING compared to what those struggling with the disease are going through.

So, wish us luck as we take on a day to walk and make a difference!  You can still show your support by donating here:  http://www.onewalk.ca/site/TR/Events/Toronto2015?px=1010663&pg=personal&fr_id=1050

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