I am taking the Challenge – CancerCare Manitoba Foundation's 15th annual Challenge for Life – because I can!
You never know where life will take you on your journey but if your journey brings you in contact with Cancer, I am sure you would want the right care, the right science and the right support to be there for you.
My journey brought me in contact with Cancer and this year I will be celebrating my 4 years "Cancerversary". My experience while going through treatment was shaped by my care team, my family, my friends and my colleagues at Deloitte. The nurse who randomly hugged me when they had to abort a procedure due to complications, my family displaying emotional strength to hide their fears and worries while being a pillar of strength for me, my friends who called me daily because I was too far away for them to visit in-person and my colleagues at Deloitte who knew me for less than three months but rallied around me to make me feel reassured and supported, constantly checking in and sending me treats, providing me the flexibility to navigate a recovery process that was in no way linear. Cancer hit me hard physically and emotionally. I was in a new country, in a new job, around a lot of new persons but my story is a much different story because of all of the persons who played a supportive role in my story.
There are so many who have been impacted by this disease, including friends and families. Many have lost loved ones, so this year as I celebrate my journey, I take this challenge for every female that has been impacted by Cervical Cancer. Those who are survivors and for those who have transitioned. I walk with you, I walk for you. I walk for every caregiver, and every supporter and I want you to join me and hundreds of others across this great province navigate the course of cancer.
Join me and our team the Deloitte Green Dots– either by registering yourself and choosing your own challenge, to move for 20km or 200 minutes of fitness, or by supporting me with a donation.
Together, we can change the course of cancer in Manitoba. Together we are a force against cancer.