Teal Power Canuck

Sharing My Journey & Raising Cervical Awareness in Canada

#TEALPOWER at #TheRideTO

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Last weekend, Tyler and one of his best friend’s Chris took part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer as Team #Tealpower – riding over 200 kms from Toronto to Niagara Falls for me and Chris’ Aunt Joan – in support of Princess Margaret Hospital. Together Team #Tealpower raised over $9700!! Thank you to everyone who donated. Because of your gracious donations, over the last two years we have raised over $16,000 for the Foundation.

Team #Tealpower after the guys crossed the finish line in Niagara Falls

Team #Tealpower after the guys crossed the finish line in Niagara Falls

Many of you know I was hoping to take part in the Ride this year, but was unable to because of a cancer re-rediagnosis and suffering from some back pain because of where my tumor is sitting. It was heartbreaking not being able to participate this year, but I had the good fortune of being asked by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to share my story as a special survivor guest speaker at the camp presentation in front of all the riders. It was nerve-wracking, but I had such an amazing group of support from friends and family. It was an experience I will never forget. Thank you for letting me share my story, PMH. Here is my speech for those of you who couldn’t make it. Thanks big brother for shooting it for me.

Thanks to everyone who came up to me afterwards and throughout the rest of the weekend to show their support. Here is a beautiful blog on the PMH site about the event.

With Steve Merker, VP of Development for The Princess Margaret Foundation, and Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Foundation

With Steve Merker, VP of Development for The Princess Margaret Foundation, and Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Foundation

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2 thoughts on “#TEALPOWER at #TheRideTO

  1. Simon and I just watched your speech. We both were marvelling at how amazing you are and we said: if anyone from our high school class can beat this, it is Alison. #tealpower

  2. Allison you are one amazing young lady! I just finished watching your speech and I was shocked to learn of your re-diagnosis of cervical cancer. You beat it once and you will beat it again. I am praying for you, keep fighting and keep trusting in God, He has you covered in the palm of his hand.

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