As some of you may know, our family lost my brother after a courageous fight against cancer. This coming year it will be 10 years since his passing and I am participating in Light The Night this year in memory of him.
When you or someone you love hears the words “you have cancer”, it’s one of the darkest moments in your life. Light The Night honors those we’ve lost and gives hope to those facing a blood cancer. The Light The Night community shines as a beacon of hope in time of despair, a sanctuary of solidarity in a place of loneliness and a haven of support when you don’t know where to turn.
This year, I was asked to sit on the Executive Leadership Committee for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Of B.C/Yukon's Light The Night campaign. Part of the role is to help to raise much needed funds for research so that hopefully we can stop this disease from claiming more of our loved ones. This year the LLSC is investing $4.1 million into research, which is the most in the organization's 67 year history. This includes 8 researchers in B.C. who are working tirelessly to end blood cancers.
And what better way to support this essential work than to do something that I love: road cycling. This year's fundraiser will be to cycle 100 km on Saturday Sept 10th. We will start the ride at 8 am and hope to wrap it up with an early afternoon BBQ and pool party. Details for the BBQ will be shared via email.
I need your help to make a difference. Please consider fundraising with me or donating what you can. Your support means everything to me and to those affected by blood cancers.