Welcome to My Personal Page
This February, I’ve committed to ‘Lose the Booze’ and give up alcohol for the month…and it’s not just a belated New Year’s Resolution…
I’ll be honest and say that my history of fundraising for different causes or participating in different challenges to raise awareness is not extensive…perhaps I may not have had a deep personal connection to the cause at hand. It shouldn’t necessarily take a personal encounter to feel passionate about a cause and want to raise funds or awareness, as evidenced by many of my friends and acquaintances. However, sadly perhaps it is a personal connection that has spurred me into action.
Unfortunately, at the end of 2016, it got personal.
My dear ol’ Dad, Pete, was given an advanced cancer diagnosis that turned life a little sideways. Okay - a lot sideways. The last few months have seen him exchange tractor driving, tinkering with engines, and prepping for another Alaska adventure on the high seas for learning a new language in medical terminology, attending numerous appointments, and following an intensive medication and treatment schedule. Not necessarily how one dreams of spending semi-retirement…
But this is where we are…and this is life! The family has rallied & we are with him every step of the way. And we are not that unique or alone; so many other individuals and their families out there are dealing with (or have with dealt with) the unfortunate news of a cancer diagnosis, and all that comes with that. The BC Cancer Foundation reports that one in three British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
If you feel as though you can support financially in this fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, that would be wonderful. Money raised from this campaign will go towards research taking place at the BC Cancer Agency. And if you feel as though you can’t, I of course understand and ask - would you instead like to join me in this challenge for the month? For health and awareness? Regardless of your involvement – your support and positive, healthy thoughts for my Dad’s journey in this unfamiliar territory along with so many other affected individuals and families is so appreciated.
Thank you so much for your support :)