Dally's Taking Cancer to the Train Station
Team Dally is committed to making a difference for all Manitobans and their families living with cancer.
After being in remission for nearly five years, my brother Marke's Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) relapsed at the end of June. On the first day of his treatments in 2016, a friend gave him a Superman robe that became the theme of his experience. This time, we had a t-shirt designed (pictured above) for him to wear the day he began his treatments. It says "TAKING CANCER TO THE TRAIN STATION”, playing on an expression from his favourite tv show, Yellowstone, where one of the main characters uses the code "taking him to the train station" when he’s about to "take out" a bad guy. This is exactly what we're planning on doing to his AML once and for all with the help of CancerCare Manitoba, the team on GD6 and you!
Many of you have offered meals, prayers, positive energy, and anything else our family could possibly need or want to support us through this journey. Your kindness and generosity, along with the advancements in research and treatments, inspired us to hold a fundraiser to support CancerCare Manitoba in its work to change lives and change the course of cancer. Please consider making a donation in Marke’s honour. Every donation -no matter the amount- is critical to stay ahead of this disease.
One example of the advancements we’re benefitting from is that only five short years ago a bone marrow transplant (also referred to as a stem cell transplant) would have required the bone marrow to be collected from within a donor’s hipbone. Not that any of us wouldn’t undergo this invasive and painful treatment for our loved ones, but because of research, when Marke needed a stem cell transplant, it was simply be collected from his sister Roslyn's blood. You can imagine the relief from our perspective!
We are proud to be fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation to help deliver the best research, patient care, treatment and support for all Manitobans and their families living with cancer.
Thank you for your consideration.