March 08, 2005
Relays For Cancer

Last year, I took part in a 12-hour overnight Relay For Life, an international event for cancer research. At the time, I raised $1,200 personally and was very proud of what my team accomplished. Unfortunately, my health wasn't great then and it's not good enough now to do it this year, so I am putting out the word for someone who can.

Statistics show 1 in 3 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime. I have lost 8 close members of my family, and have had a couple close calls myself. There are very few people who don't know the evil that cancer can cause.

When I began blogging, I found Cav. She is currently battling lymphoma but does so with such valour and honesty. I love reading her stuff because of her blunt and humourous style. A friend of hers is doing a Relay in her honour, and has pledged to raise $3,900. She's more than half way there, but needs more help.

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The sad fact is that the cure will take a great deal of money and time. Much more money than our governments can provide.

And if that's not reason enough, hear it from the mouths of babes.

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A patriotic Canadian full of visions of a better Canada, random thoughts and a lot of hot air. Who am I? A struggling writer and photographer, who looks forward to a better Canada. I read. A lot. I learn. A lot. I push myself. A lot. The world is a small place, and getting smaller every day. I'm proud to have friends in every corner of the earth, and abide by the old adage that there are no strangers, only friends we haven't met yet.
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