This May I’ll be participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer presented by RYU Apparel, where I’ll be joining hundreds of others across the province as we get moving every single day of the month in support of cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer.
One in two British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. I've committed to break a sweat and fundraise to improve the outcome for people facing this disease across the province. With your support, we will make a significant contribution to the world-class research conducted by the clinicians and scientists at BC Cancer. Their work is providing exciting new evidence that is changing the way cancer is prevented, detected and treated.
I was diagnosed with colon cancer in November of 2017 after a routine colonoscopy. After further testing they found metastases to right ovary, left lung and now liver. I have gone through bowel surgery to remove sigmoid colon and ovary, and thoracic surgery for lung resection. I'm still recovering from that one! And will be for a while. :D We will find out what they can do with the liver in the next couple of weeks then chemo for 3-6 months after that. If all goes well I should add. I've had over 35 doctor appointments and medical tests in the last 5 months. We're very thankful there's a cancer clinic in Abbotsford but a couple of my doctors are in Vancouver and those appointment days can be very trying and tiring but we just trudge along. :)
So, as I lace up my runners, fill up my water bottle and get ready to sweat my way through May, please show your support by making a donation today.