FOR PAPI, RAYMOND AND THE 4800 PEOPLE WHO DIE THE LAST YEAR OF PANCREATIC CANCER
This summer, I will realize an audacious challenge to change the future of this disease for my friends, my family and the Canadians across the country. I want to educate people and raise funds for pancreatic cancer.
Your donation will greatly contribute to the fight against pancreatic cancer since all donations received will be specifically invested in research on this type of cancer that is so devastating.
Crossing Canada from Vancouver to the Gaspé Peninsula is a bold challenge. Me and my family will leave on June 24 and return to Rimouski on August 11 after crossing a distance of about 6100 km from Vancouver to the Gaspé peninsula. We are very sensitive to the impact that cancer has on people's lives. In our own way, we want to make a difference for people who have it, but also for the families who are affected.
I pledge to travel 4800 km by bike to pay tribute to our grandfather Henri Collin and our cousin Raymond Ouellet, who left too early, as well as the 4800 other victims of pancreatic cancer who died last year in Canada.
Some statistics about pancreatic cancer:
- is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Canada and the 12th most common cancer;
- 5500 Canadians were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and 4800 died;
- 5-year survival is only about 7% and only 50% of those affected survive for more than 4 months;
- more than 60% of cases of this cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage;
- less than 2% of the total funding is allocated to research for this type of cancer.
I hope I can count on your support.
Please donate today and help me reach my fundraising goal! The money raised will help Canada's brightest researchers make extraordinary discoveries, provide essential support services to people with this disease, and ensure that other vital work is possible.
Your generosity will help the Canadian Cancer Society make the most impact, against the most cancers, in as many communities in Canada.
Thank you again for your great generosity.