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Mme./Mrs. Catherine anne Rankine

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Hi everyone. Please accept my gratitude for visiting my page, and to donate to the Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™. Your participation will help to bring an end to Women's cancers.

At the age of 39, I was diagnosed with a fast growing form of cancer - Her-2 Neu breast cancer. The most difficult issue I had to deal with was that I possibly wouldn't get to enjoy my family and friends well into old age. I took for granted that I would see my young children grow up, get married, that my loving husband and I would be grandparents. Now I was faced with the prospect of my children not even remembering me. However, as most of my family will agree, I am fairly stubborn, so I opted for the most aggressive approach of treatment available to me. I had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It wasn't easy but at least I felt I had some control in my fight. Giving up is never an option.

Today I am a 13 year survivor, my husband is still my piller of strength and my kids have grown into wonderful people.

On September 6 and 7, we will be walking the 2-day, 60-kilometre walk to benefit the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. We are a team of friends and family (my sister Janice, our friends Julie and Patricia and I am immensely proud to also have my 15 year old daughter, Kendyl) and together we make the Pinky Promise.

Margaret Mead said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has."

Join me by walking, donating or sharing my story. 

Thank you.

Catherine

 

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