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Summer lovin - Hollie & Christine
Summer lovin - Hollie & Christine

Hello!

THANK YOU for visiting my site and for your support as I participate in the 2013 weekend to End Women's Cancers 60K walk. I am grateful to have the opportunity to take part in this walk and am looking forward to walking with two very special friends Nikki and Alice on the Shoppers Drugmart Team and to meeting many more amazing people along the way. This is my first year participating and I know it will not be my last.

Since you have found your way to my page chances are you know a little bit about me and why I am participating - but let me tell you in my own words. Cancer is not just the rapidly growing unseen monster to me. Cancer has seeped into my life and taken those I love.

I want to be part of the change. I want to be a united sea of people walking in determination to not let cancer get us down. I want to put my health and strength and abilities into action.

I realize how this sounds - to have so many "wants" but something needs to be done. I will WALK because a cure needs to be found.

My mom was 59 when she died and this year in May will be 9 years since I heard her giggle, felt her hug, had a classic mother daughter fight or was able to go to her for her sound advice. My mom was a healthy active woman. She did not smoke, she made healthy food choices. Cancer crept up on us in the form of an extremely aggressive Grade IV Glioblastoma (inoperable brain tumor) and stole my mom 6 weeks from her diagnosis. Cancer took away my mom, a sister, aunt, best friend, talented potter, compassionate caring heart, amazing woman. My mom didn't have the chance to meet her grandbabies and spoil them rotten or kiss their little noses. I will walk for my mom and for the mom's of other children.

Hollie is my 27 year old cousin by marriage and am I ever lucky to have gained her in my life. She has battled hepatocellular carinoma (liver cancer) for 7 years. She has had highs and lows and chemo and radiation and treatment and has been told that she was in the clear. She has tried raw food diets, she is fierce and determine and loved and cherished. She is a mother of two beautiful children, a sister, a daughter, a fiance, a grand-daughter, a niece, a cousin, a best friend. She entered 2013 by being hospitalized in extreme pain only to be told the cancer is back but this time the dr.s have no course of treatment.

I dedicate this walk to my mom and with blessing to Hollie. I will walk because they can't. I will walk to show my boys that even when you lose someone you love you have a choice to keep living. You can always make a positive difference. Life hands you all kinds of situations, it is how you choose to deal with them that will define you. To cancer I will stand united with all those that encourage me - by my side, by donation, through love and words.

I ask for your support to reach my fundraising goal of $2000. This will be an emotional journey for me and I appreciate your support in which ever way you can give it. For a few years I did Relay for Life with my team of Mama Erna's Angels. This year I will carry My Mom and Hollie in my heart.

I look forward to walking with my friend Nikki who is participating for the 4th year and has encouraged and inspired me by sharing her experiences. Stay tuned for updates as the date approaches - only 231 days until this special walk takes place.

Thank you for taking the time to read, for supporting me and for encouraging me along the way! Together we can make a positive difference.

xx

Christine

 



 

 

 

 

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