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.
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.