I am taking the Challenge at CancerCare Manitoba's Challenge for Life – because I can!
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.
Cancer has impacted my family greatly. Early July, 2016, we found out my dad, Ron Matiation, had a Glioblastoma (Terminal brain tumor). Us alongside the doctors, and of course my dad, did everything we could to stay strong and overcome the odds to beat it. There were various kinds of chemo treatments as well as radiation to slow the rapid grow of his tumor. Throughtout all of this, Ronny stayed incredibly strong and positive about his life even given the circumstances. He would exercise, buy toilet paper and windshield fluid in bulk so we didn't have to worry about it in the upcoming years. It was truely inspiring behaviour that I wish to live up to one day.
My boss, Grant Tymchuk, indroduced The Challenge for Life 2.0 to me and I thought it was an amazing way to support and honor those who have suffered. This 20k walk will be the start of a journey for me. Please help me reach my goal so I can participate in honor of my dad, Ron Matiation, and all family's going through a rough time in their life.
By participating in this 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 me in the Challenge – either by registering to Walk It or Work It or by supporting me with a donation. We'll do it together.... because we can!