KIDS SHOULD BE LIVING LIFE...NOT FIGHTING FOR IT
With a contagious smile, Geeteeta captured the heart of her foster parents Lisa Neil & Lyall Jollota and so many others. Diagnosed with bladder cancer, which was a secondary side effect of her primary diagnosis of fanconis anemia, Gee lost her battle in 2012. Sadly, some of our warriors simply cannot win the fight against the evil forces of cancer. Yes, some children do die…and their parents, family and friends find a way to move on.
For Lisa it is Gee’s Gang and her numerous fundraising campaigns for the team for Neon Night. For Lyall, it is being a member of our committee and Chair of the Neon Golf Tournament which supports our event. They raise their heads above and keep Gee’s memory alive. We are so fortunate to have Geeteeta as one of our Angel Warriors.
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
It’s important to recognize the challenges faced by childhood cancer survivors, including the impact of treatments on their long-term health and quality of life. Funding this type of research is necessary to help survivors live a longer, healthier life. In addition to investing heavily in Canada’s best childhood cancer research, we also provide families with support and information services so they do not have to face cancer alone.
Please pledge us and help us reach our 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.
Thanks for your support!
Learn more about the Canadian Cancer Society Neon Night for Childhood Cancer in Kemptville 2019.
About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. For more information, visit www.cancer.ca.