It seems everyone today has lost or known someone with cancer. Growing up I not only had a friend diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 14, but also almost lost my father to bowel cancer when I was 16. I also lost a close Aunt at the age of 44 to ovarian cancer.
It was very difficult to see my loved ones suffer in pain, sickness and ill effects from treatment. It was a struggle sharing moments with them not knowing if that might be the last. It was even more difficult seeing my family members suffer in sadness when you know there is not much you can do but provide support.
So today I am attempting to make a difference and "help" people I know and care about, whether it means being active in their care or attempting to do my part by participating in fundraising events such as this one. It does makes a difference! By raising money for cancer research it gives help and hope to those who need it.
Cops for Cancer is a great opportunity to help fight childhood cancer by raising funds for pediatric cancer research and support for children and families facing this illness through the Canadian Cancer Society. Not only do we as Officers cycle 100 kilometres a day for 5 days throughout the Golden Horseshoe, we stop along the way and present to local schools showing the kids and families we care. Together WE can fight cancer!
Please donate today. Every little bit helps. Let's give these children the HOPE they need to FIGHT.