Sunday, September 20, 2015

I Survived!

It's been just over a week since I completed the OneWalk for all cancers.  What an incredible experience.

As part of team RBC, we started our event with a team reception at RBC watermark place on Friday night; followed by a delicious dinner with good friends.





The morning came far too early.  Not only was it dark, it was WET!  Despite that, we were all in good spirits!  By mid morning, the rain had stopped and we were stripping off out rain ponchos.













Outside Princess Margaret hospital, walkers could sign the wall in support of those touched by cancer.  I added the name of my Papa, who passed away from bladder cancer; and, a close family friend taken far too young, from ovarian cancer.



Some refuelling for lunch and we were on our way.  I ended up with the worst Charlie horse in my calf for the last 7 or so kilometres, and while I inevitably slowed my team down, we got it done!  25km completed, all for a good cause! 




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