I'm fundraising for Ride for Cancer
Did you know that 1 in 2 Atlantic Canadians will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime? That is why I’m joining the fight to help build the best cancer care program in our region. On Saturday, October 3, I’m riding alongside a community with one common goal: to transform cancer care, here at home.
With your support, we are one step closer to introducing a new, world-class procedure at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Access to a breast seed brachytherapy program will help ensure that some early stage breast cancer patients – from every community across our province – can spend less time at the QEII undergoing radiotherapy. This program will reduce the number of treatments required from 30 to 1. For patients, this means more time at home, focusing on what matters most.
These tiny seeds have a big impact and with your support, we will be able to target breast cancer better than ever before and help ensure our cancer centre has the best treatment options available here at home.
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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Made a personal donation
Reached my fundraising goal!
Posted October 2nd - Tomorrow is the big ride
Proceeds From Exploring NS calendars - September 10, 2020
Update on Calendars and the Ride
A first run of calendars has been printed. I still have 15 - 20 left. But if you want one, contact me as they are going fast. $15 + shipping + HST. If you are in metro HRM, I may be able to arrange free delivery with you.
Canada DayAfter a great deal of thought, today I changed my ride for the Your Ride for Cancer to the 100 km road route from the 160 km ride. I decided to do this for a number of really good personal reasons. I have done a number of century rides (162 km or 100 miles) in my lifetime and to be honest, I have found the last few a bit much. I'm not getting any younger, but a 100 km ride is still fun for me. In the end, I decided it was important to enjoy this ride. I will do this ride with the same enthusiasm and inspiration from the stories you have shared with me. Share
June 11, 2020 Calendars for Cancer
May 5th - A new Era
A 10th Anniversary - March 4, 2020
Today marks 10 years of the passing of my favorite Uncle. He became sick in the late fall of 2009 and was gone mere months later. His cancer was very aggressive. I miss him. He was the cool uncle, a good family man who did his best and was funny as hell. He is definitely in my thoughts today.Share
My Page Has Been Created on Leap Day 2020
Recreational cycling has been a lifelong adventure for me. This year I am putting this passion to good use on the "Ride for Cancer". Unfortunately, we all have Cancer stories either about ourselves or family and friends. Some outcomes are better than others but the strength and resilience of those who have had to "Face the Fight" inspires me. This year's goal of funding access to a breast seed brachytherapy program is particularly fitting for me to do the ride this year. It will have me thinking about my Mom on the ride. She rang the bell to celebrate her last breast cancer treatment 3 years ago and is still going strong.Share
Thank you to my Supporters
Colin & Vanessa Zwaagstra
Exploring Ns Calendars
Exploring Ns Calendar Profits
George And Geraldine Zwaagstra
Barb & Derek
Nancy & Greg Bembridge
Daniel Macinnis, (tommy)
P. A. Cathcart