Burlington/Hamilton/Oakville

Carin' for Karen

This year marks the 7th year that Team Carin' for Karen has participated in the CIBC Run for the Cure. Each year our team grows and continues to be one of the top fundraising teams in Canada! Last year we had over 100 team members and raised over $40,000!! Our team has become a symbol of hope, courage and strength to so many people. This past year we were nominated for the “The Cash, Sweat & Tears Award". This award "honors the passion of North America’s most extraordinary volunteers – the people who take on physical challenges, overcome obstacles or raise huge sums from friends, family and colleagues for your cause.” I was honored to receive the following e-mail from the Canadian Cancer Society

"I immediately thought of you when we found out we could nominate someone on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society- as your success in fundraising is a true example of outstanding peer-to-peer fundraising. Your size of team and dollars fundraised each year really shows the proof of this. It is truly inspiring how you are able to grow your team so organically and value each additional person on your team, you have really created a wonderful community of supporters on your team, and you are making an amazing impact on the breast cancer cause."

Most definitely an accomplishment we should all be proud of. My goal is to continue to see this team grow and take pride in the impact we are making in our community, the lives of those fighting this horrible disease, and in our future generation.

Unfortuntely, this year has been an uphill battle for me. In February, I suffered from fluid build up in my lung, causing it to collapse resulting in extreme shortness of breath. After spending a week in the hospital, I started weekly chemotherapy at Juravinski to treat the cancer that had spread to my lungs and liver. I've been undergoing chemotherapy now for 6 months, and the cancer seems to be 'stable'. However my latest scans show a blood clot in my lung as well as more fuid buildup. This means more medication and another procedure. Even though it is frustrating and discouraging, I am finding the strength to battle these obstacles with the overwhelming help, support and prayers from so many family and friends. You have been beyond wonderful to me and my family this past year and we are forever grateful.

Let's make this year another one to celebrate - celebrate friendship, life, hope, and love. Please join team Carin' for Karen again this year - and extend the invitation to any other freinds or family who would like to be part of such an inspirational group. If you are unable to join us on Sunday October 6th, please consider making a donation. Thank you again for your continued love and support.

xo

Karen

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$20,258.99 raised $25,000.00 goal
Fundraising honour roll
Thank You to my Donors!
Adrienne Clift
$102
Allison Schranz
$100
Amy Matheson
$100
Anastasia
$150
Anonymous
$150
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$100
Anonymous
$100
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Aunt Donna
$153
Barry Sparks
$500
Brad
$150
Brian and Helen Barbeau
$100
Charles Bou-Najm
$100
Chris Cowan
$153
Christina Nayyar
$95
Christine & Mark Keyes
$153
Cousin Lois
$130
D White
$102
Dal and Val Carioni
Dan
$100
Dave Beckett
$250
David
$100
Delaney's Band of Merry Misfits
$102
Denise Rendell
$102
Derek Hulse
$100
Des and Ailsa
$150
Diane & Len Salchert
$153
Donna
Finlay Morrison
$500
Fraser and Robyn Hardman
$100
granny zzzzzz
$102
Greg Dugas
$500
Irelynn Duffy
$100
Irene and Ennio
$150
James Whetstone
$150
Jana and Scott Woolsey
$100
Jane Button
$102
Jeffrey Charters
Jessica Tudhope
$76
John Mah
John Melichercik
$100
Karen MacNeil
$100
Kathy Sanford
$150
Keri Luciani
$145
Kerry Smyth
$100
Kevin Connolly
$150
Kiff family
$102
Kim Snyder
$100
Libby and Michael
$97
Lorraine and Dave Pilkington
$153
Lynne Fruhner
Makena, Parker and Blair
$102
Maria Spinato
Mark MacLaren
$102
Mel
$102
Meredith Salvian
$150
Mike & Pam
$102
Mike and Patricia
$150
Mr. Michael K Eddy
$225
Mrs. Adriana Umerez
$100
Mrs. Claudia Hussey
$100
Mrs. Erin Smyth
$100
Mrs. Heather Lee
$150
Mrs. Jennifer Barber
Mrs. Jennifer Tronetti
$150
Mrs. Melissa Morfit
$95
Mrs. Tara Rodgers
$95
Mrs. Wendy Crough
$100
Ms. Marisa Marciano
$100
Ms. Michelle Leonard
Mum
$102
Nana P
$102
NBR C Anderson Real Estate Ltd .
$100
Nic and Ben
$100
Paul & Dianne Nowlan
$100
Phil Austin
$102
Prajapati Family
$150
Richa
$100
Rob Smolenaars
$100
Roberta Hargadon
$102
Robin DaSilva
$102
Rome family
$51
Rose P.
$102
Sandra Konyu
Steve Timar
$100
Susan Ansara
$102
Teresa Morrison
$1,020
Teresa Morrison
$150
Terri Martin
$102
The Boelling's
$100
The Luscombes
$100
Tiia Marinic
$70
U. of Guelph, Animal Health Lab colleague
$100
Uncle Brian
$153
Wendy Crough
$100
Will Dohmen
$102
Yasmin & Rick Thorpe
$200

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