Cancer has hit close to home for Caroline Ivens and boyfriend Adam Seider, and the Kelowna residents are looking to make a difference for others facing the same reality.
Caroline and Adam have directly felt the effect cancer can have on a family: both of their fathers passed away from cancer, Caroline’s mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and Caroline had a cervical cancer scare herself.
"Cancer has had a huge impact on both of us and our families," Caroline says.
It's the main reason the pair has decided to forgo alcohol for the month of February while taking part in the BC Cancer Foundation’s Lose the Booze, where participants go alcohol-free for 28 days straight while fundraising in support of life-saving cancer research and care at BC Cancer.
Caroline says taking on the challenge together has been helpful, as has the support they’ve received from their fellow teammates, the Boozasauruses.
And with one in two British Columbians facing cancer in their lifetime, she is happy to go dry for such a worthy cause.
"It feels awesome to be able to help out and fundraise," she says. "Every little bit does make a difference, and this is such an entertaining way to do it."