My thoughts are with everyone who has been adversely impacted by this pandemic over the last number of months. Coupled with a dysfunctional geopolitical environment, soul-crushing divisiveness south of the border and friendly protests that morph into looting and destruction, it is challenging to stay positive.
I posed the question to a great friend, Paul Player, as to what we can do to have a positive impact on our community while showing respect for those who are on the front lines in our health care system and setting an example for others looking to convert distress into positive energy.
In response, Paul, Loki (woof-woof) and I are going to “run” (full disclosure: I haven’t run an honest mile in years!) from Puntzi Lake to Pemberton beginning next Monday am with the intent to raise money for BC Cancer Foundation. As many of you know, I have an indebtedness to BCC that I am happy to address however and whenever possible. The trip will be self-supported (packs), strenuous (approx. 350 kms, although that will surely expand in future retellings), very remote (“social isolationists” by default), full of grizzlies (incl. two families right here on the ranch), and very beautiful. We aim to complete our trek within five days, so approximately 70 kms per day.
Although many of our lives seem to be on hold right now, cancer hasn’t stopped. As a Board member at BCCF, I see the statistics and they are distressing - cancer continues to be the #1 cause of death in BC, and more than 2,250 British Columbians are diagnosed monthly. That said, BCCF continues to make huge progress and every dollar raised helps them move the ball down field.
We are doing this for every patient, every diagnosis, every chemo, and every new discovery.
Paul, Loki and I would love your help! Please click DONATE NOW if you would like to support us.