I am so lucky. When my mother first faced cancer, I was 5 years old. At that time, odds were stacked against her. She had pre-menopausal breast cancer that had taken both her breasts. If you know my mom, you know she’s got the strength, attitude and good fortune behind her to fight anything. And she won. I am blessed that despite having fought cancer many times, she is “cured” and a wonderful part of my life today.
This is my cause. I am participating in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers here in Ottawa this year. I will walk with my team and hundreds of other men and women to raise money for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation that funds research and treatment to those who are fighting cancer. This kind of research has led to many advances already so that more women are surviving and thriving post-cancer. There is more to do and I am proud to be a part of it.
It is easier to simply write a cheque to a cause I care about and be done with it. But this time it is different. I am taking the leap. Jumping out of my comfort zone and daring to ask others to give. I am aiming to raise over $2000 and can’t do it alone. If this is a cause you are interested in and you would like to sponsor me, please visit the link below. Your support with your donations or words of encouragement is greatly appreciated. Thank you!