I’m facing the fight against cancer.
Did you know that there are over 200 different types of cancer? And even among those different types, no two tumors or diagnoses are exactly alike. With 1 in 2 Atlantic Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, now more than ever, it is time to identify the most targeted and effective treatments for cancer patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
On Saturday, October 2, 2021, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to transform cancer care, here at home — by ensuring the QEII's cancer centre has the best treatment options available.
With your support, we will be one step closer to introducing new state-of-the-art genetic sequencing technology at the QEII, to analyze the genes of thousands of tumour samples each year. Better outcomes, fewer side effects, access to a new therapy or clinical trial are all benefits this technology brings to cancer patients, here at home. It can even spare patients from unnecessary treatments. This is a game-changer for those patients facing late-stage cancers.
We’ve all been touched by cancer and when you support my ride, you are funding the fight against cancer for Atlantic Canadians today and for future generations.
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Why I RideI signed up for my first Ride for Cancer last year because so many cherished people in our lives had battled this horrible disease - my parents, my grandmothers, family, friends, and so many of my patients. In a brutal twist of fate, 2020 saw all 3 remaining parents/grandparents diagnosed with cancer in a 4 month period. I was actually on my way home from last year's ride when I found out my mother was once again battling breast cancer, and my mother-in-law lost her battle to lung cancer 5 days later. All while my father-in-law was simultaneously battling esophageal cancer. We have spent the past year playing a supporting role while being immersed in all spectrums of the cancer journey - from testing and diagnosis, to surgery, to chemo, to radiation, to providing end of life care at home for my mother-in-law. Our kids now know more about cancer, cancer care, and palliative care than I ever would have imagined a year ago. This disease has taken so much from us, but it has also given us resilience and determination, shown us the awe inspiring beauty of the human spirit, and taught us that you can "win" this battle no matter the outcome. I ride again this year with anger for the disease, hope for the future of cancer care in NS, appreciation for cherished moments from cancer journeys, and love for those who fought, or are still fighting. Share
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Nancy & Joel Cormier