This May, my team is working out in honour of our amazing friend, Tamara O'Brien. She was a huge inspiration to us all, showing us what it means to really 'live', and battling stage 4 melanoma with poise and grace.
The month of May is also melanoma awareness month. Educating others on this disease was very important to Tamara. You could see her spreading awareness through her unfiltered instagram stories showing you the behind the scenes of cancer, through her blog posts, or her youtube channel. She was extremely grateful for the care that the BC Cancer Foundation provided her, and she had a group of her friends participate in this challenge with her last year as a way to give back. This month we carry on the torch to continue spreading awareness about melanoma, and to help others who are fighting a similar battle.
The best way to understand the importance of this fundraiser is to hear it from Tamara herself, so I encourage you to watch the video above.
As she always said, "you aren't a cancer patient until one day you are", so as I workout every single day for the month of May, please consider donating to this life-changing organisation.
Thank you so much for your support!