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Man and Woman of the Year - Halifax

Team Madi

Welcome to our team page for the Man & Woman of the Year challenge.

I was born in Chester, NS on the beautiful South Shore, and reside here with my 2 daughters, 1 son, and my fiance. 

I personally know and understand the importance of blood cancer research first hand.  In  2009 my daughter Madi Rae was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the age of 2.5.   After a long and challenging battle I lost her at the age of 4 in 2011.  

During her much-too-short life, Madi inspired Doctors and Scientists to work harder to solve cancer's mystery.  On February 17th, 2011 a bill was passed in the Canadian Senate in Madi's name to establish a public cord blood bank program, so that children like Madi in the future are not left without options when it comes to life saving treatments. 

My decision to participate in the Man & Woman of the Year challenge is to advocate for advancements in research and discovery so that we can uncover the why, and the how we find a cure.  Madi is my inspiration and I hope in her memory we can create a future where no family has to experience what mine has. 


Thank you for being part of my campaign to help cure blood cancers!


The Man & Woman of the Year Challenge

Man & Woman of the Year is an intense 10-week fundraising competition taking place in cities across Canada.

From March 24 to June 2, our team will fundraise relentlessly and fearlessly for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. The team that raises the most funds will see their candidate win the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year. Last year’s winning teams raised more than $100,000 each!

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