I am very proud to be riding again with the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley Team. The opportunity to work with wonderful colleagues and children has once again ignited my enthusiasm to continue with this vital cause. Cancer has impacted so many of us and has caused so much heartache to every affected party including many members of my own family. During my time with Cops for Cancer the last two years I met so many brave and wonderful kids who are fighting this very serious disease and for them I ask for your help. This year not only am I riding for the kids that have been affected by cancer, I’m riding for the moms of these brave kids. I could not even imagine how it feels to hear “your child has cancer”.
The Tour de Valley team has adopted a very special word, "OHANA". In Hawaiian culture, Ohana represents the idea that families — blood-related, adopted, or intentional — are bound together, and that family members are responsible for one another and nobody gets left behind or forgotten.
My goal is to raise awareness for different types of cancer and to generate funds to research and to treat this terrible disease with the hopes of one day eliminating it completely.
Your support will go beyond funding childhood cancer research, It also pays for children battling cancer or who are in remission go to Camp Goodtimes and experience camping in an environment where their individual needs, including medical, are taken care of and they can feel normal. They are surrounded by other kids who are living with the same experiences and it gives them the opportunity to feel safe and share their individual experiences with eachother. This truly gives kids the opportunity to just be kids and for a short time feel as though they are not completely encumbered by this awful illness.
I suspect most people reading this have had someone in their lives affected by Cancer. Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal. Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.
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