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M./Mr. Melvin K. Wright

Goal: $9,000.00
Achieved: $10,845.00

MY WIFE, CAROL JEAN, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOUR SINCE 21 OCTOBER, 1993
MY WIFE, CAROL JEAN, BREAST CANCER SURVIVOUR SINCE 21 OCTOBER, 1993

BE A PART OF MY JOURNEY, JOIN MY CIRCLE FOR HOPE!

Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women's Cancers" is a two-day, 60 kilometre walk through the neighbourhoods of Calgary.  It will definitely be a challenge and I am ready to take on this endeavour to find a cure to breast and gynecoligic cancers!

My commitment is based on love and the realization that we each need to do our part in this fight.

August 19, 2010 is a day that I will never forget.  That was the day that I joined my daughter's team.  That night, I lay in bed laughing so much I could not go to sleep.  I thought to myself, "You old man signing up to do a thing that should be a young man's feat".  Needless to say, many times following that night, I had mixed emotions concerning the magnitude of such a commitment.

The two-day Cancer Walk was a most incredible experience. I might as well confess, my major concern was, "How will the much younger walkers accept this "old" man"?  I need not have worried.  The respect shown to me was an overwhelming experience.

For this new venture for 2012, I wish to dedicate my walk to my dearly beloved wife, Carol Jean, of 55 years.  Also, to the many survivours who have gone through the scourge of cancer.  It is not an easy road!  We must "keep on, keeping on" to fight for the CURE, EVEN IF IT SEEMS THE IMPOSSIBLE TASK!

It would seem callous of me to forget the many that have gone through the loss of loved ones from various types of cancer.  It seems that cancer affects most families one way or another.

At the time of the walk, I will be eighty-one.  I will be pushing my wheelchair for most of the walk, except for those steep Calgary hills.

I ask you to join my Circle for Hope.  Be a part of my personal journey--by giving, by joining the walk with me, or by sharing my story with others.

Thank you so very much.

Melvin K. Wright (dubbed: Melvin--The Wheelchair Man) 

This is my journey.
This is my Weekend Circle For Hope.

 

 

 

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