I am taking the Challenge for life because I can – and it’s one of the only things that I can do as I watch Cancer attack so many of my loved one. If I didn’t do this, I would be stuck in a rut of sadness, grief, and helplessness. So this is one thing that I can do – and I can do it well.
Raising funds for Cancercare Foundation makes a difference in the outcomes of the lives of people I know and love. I took the Challenge in 2008, and since that time, have worked with teammates on the Serratus Superstars to raise over $300,000. It’s personal for me – my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005 and died a over a year later. Although she was 77 when she was diagnosed, Dr. Lipschitz surgically removed as much of the stricken pancreas as possible. And because Cancercare had ongoing clinical trials of new chemotherapies, she was treated to one that was able to give her almost of year to travel with us, teach her grandchildren to cook some of her famous recipes, and leave this earth in peace. Since its inception in 2008, the Challenge For Life has raised over $11,000,000. There is a cost to raising that money, but relative to other charities, the administration costs are low. The money that is raised translates into valuable resources for Manitobans: advanced research and clinical trials; the purchase of innovative technologies and equipment; and, essential patient and family services and programming at Cancercare.
Join our team – you will benefit from walking, talking, and knowing that you are making the lives of Manitobans a better place. If it is not yet your year to walk, hit the DONATE NOW button, and plan to participate another year. Thanks, Cathy