This May I’m participating in the Workout to Conquer Cancer to get moving and support BC Cancer patients. I'm joining others across the province and beyond to move, no matter where we are, every single day of the month.
Those of you who knew my dad likely knew him as a triathlete. An Ironman triathlete. While he dedicated a large portion of his life to triathlon (okay, maybe 98%), he wasn't only a triathlete. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. He was also a regular blood and platelet donor. When my dad was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in February 2005, the two things that upset him the most were that he wouldn't be able to train for Ironman and he wouldn't be able to donate blood and platelets.
May 23, 2021, will be 16 years since my dad passed away. His memory lives on every day in his four grandchildren. All four grandkids have taken part in multiple triathlons, of course the North Shore Spring Triathlon being extra special. For many years this race was done in memory of my dad, with his favourite slogan on the back of every finisher's t-shirt: Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever.
So, as I get ready to sweat my way through May, please show your support by making a donation today.