Welcome to my personal fundraising page for the Man & Woman of the Year challenge.
I am a Registered Nurse, working on the front lines in the Emergency Department at the Comox Valley Hospital in Courtenay, British Columbia. Every day I am confronted with individuals and their families whom are negatively affected by a cancer diagnosis. I understand their hope, the health battle, and the heartbreak as I too have personally been in their shoes.
My father was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in September 2018 and sadly passed away in January 2020. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was, and continues to be, a tremendous support of my family. Another LLSC event, Light the Night, took place when my father was an inpatient on the Hematology and Medical Oncology Ward at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a great source of inspiration and hope during his chemotherapy treatments. The following year, well enough to participate, my father stood outside the same hospital holding up a glowing lantern of hope for all those whom were currently undergoing their own treatments. That year, "Rick's Revelers" were the top rookie fundraising team in Atlantic Canada.
The Man and Woman of the Year campaign is an opportunity to personally continue my family's support of the LLSC, and for me, an important way to honour my father's memory.
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, my team and I will fundraise relentlessly and fearlessly for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. The candidates who, alongside their teams, raise the most funds will win the prestigious titles of Man and Woman of the Year. Last year’s winners raised more than $100,000 each!
About Blood Cancers
Every 24 minutes, someone in Canada is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Blood cancers are the fifth most common form of cancer in Canada, affecting more than 155,000 Canadians.
With your support, research funded by initiatives like Man & Woman of the Year is making a difference. Blood cancers have had the biggest increases in cancer survival in the past three decades, and blood cancer research leads to treatment advances for other cancers and serious diseases.
Please Support My Campaign to Cure Blood Cancers
Please support my campaign by clicking on the “Donate” button now.
Your donation helps propel vital research, provide information to those who need it most, and offer personalized support for those living with blood cancers.
Thank you in advance for your support!
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Learn more about the Man & Woman of the Year challenge and the work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada at mwoy.ca.
And stay tuned for the exciting announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year, coming up on June 2!
Thank you for bringing help and hope to the blood cancer community!