We are taking the Challenge at CancerCare Manitoba's 10th Anniversary of Challenge for Life – because we can! Our team name is the Astro Blasters in honour of our father and uncle who passed this year because of astrocytomas. Everyone knows somebody who has or who had cancer. We walk in memory of Rick and Dave who lost the battle after a courageous fight with brain cancer. We walk for Rose and Oma who fought and over came breast cancer. We walk for Gerri who continues to fight her battle with breast cancer. We are walking in honour of the loved ones lost, in thanks for the loved ones saved and along side those who are still fighting.
CancerCare Manitoba is the provincially mandated cancer agency for all of Manitoba, charged with the responsibility for cancer prevention, detection, treatment, research and education. CancerCare Manitoba is dedicated to excellence in cancer care, to enhancing the quality of life for those diagnosed and living with cancer and blood disorders and to improving the control of cancer for all Manitobans.
Our goal is to prevent every cancer we can; those we cannot prevent we strive to detect early and those we do not detect early, we treat with the best available options. CancerCare Manitoba is committed to continuous learning and improvement through world-class research.
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is the only organization exclusively fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba. While CancerCare Manitoba works in partnership with Manitoba Health, some programs and services may not be eligible for government funding. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation raises funds to bridge this gap and help deliver the best research, patient care, treatment and support for all Manitobans and their families living with cancer.
By participating in this tenth-annual “Made-in-Manitoba” event, I have committed to help reduce my own risk of cancer by taking steps to improve my overall health. I am also committing to raise at least $500 to support CancerCare Manitoba - and all those who cannot walk.
Join us in the Challenge – either by registering to Walk It or Work It or by supporting us with a donation. We'll do it together.... because we can!