We walk for the Future of our little girls!
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This will be my sixth year walking and it will be the most emotional. This past April my mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. After a left side mastectomy surgery and a lymph node disection surgery 4 weeks later she is recovering, healing and preparing for 5 weeks of radiation. Her strength is so admirable, I admired my mom all my life, but now, seeing her go through this, being with her every step of the way through endless appointments and tests, endless weeks of waiting for results, and endless weeks of recovery I see who she really is and that is my HERO. She is amazing and I can only hope to have a quarter of her strength as I walk in September. Mom...this ones for you!!!!
I walk for my inlaws who lost their fights two years apart, Eric and Ellen, I miss them terribly and know their spirits give me the strength to finish those 60km's.
I also walk for other family and friends who have lost their fight, this year a dear friend, fellow team members husband, Toronto Fire Fighter...Richard.
I walk for my children, Jackson (12), Sydney (9), so they won't have to feel the pain of loosing someone they love to cancer yet again. And hopefully will never have to see another loved one survive it like they have with my mom this past year.
I walk for the survivors in my life who are my ultimate heros: My Mom Joan, Brenda, Lynne, Tam, Melody, Aunt Carol, Shari, Bev, Jackie, Linda H, Laura, Linda B, Vicki, Michelle, Lynn, Melissa, Mary Lynn, Margaret and Sarah.
I walk on behalf of the Crop 4 the Cure Ladies who helped us raise over $22,500 this year alone, I take each one of them in my heart with me along this unforgettable adventure.
And, finally I walk for all women including myself because I cannot and will not walk away. This walk gives so much more than just the funds raised, it gives one a feeling of self worth, it takes away the helplessness and brings forth the sunshine by way of hope that there WILL be a cure!
Its an incredible journey and I'm so very glad that you are reading this and possibly considering helping me on my journey and being a part of something big!!
The Weekend to End Women's Cancer is a two-day, 60-kilometre walk through the neighbourhoods of Toronto.
Proceeds benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret, funding important cancer research, education, services and care. I have seen first hand this year how just a small donation can go so far in helping a loved one...thank you WTEWC for helping my mom!!!!