I am participating in Cops for Cancer to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.
I was first touched by cancer in my life when I was 12 years old when my grandfather, who lived with us, was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I watched my grandfather, whom I only knew as a strong, proud Algonquin First Nations man slowly deteriorated and eventually succumbing to cancer. He faught so bravely, electing treatment so that we could have a good family Christmas. His medical and support team in Northern Ontario were absolutely amazing and genuninely cared about him and his family.
My Zio (uncle) Duillio Antonioni, my father in law, Sylvio Rondeau and other family members whom I am close with have been diagnosed and affected by Cancer. Recently, my Zio Duillio succumbed to the disease during the pandemic. I am extremely proud to ride and raise funds for cancer research and community based programs in his memory as well as everyone else who has succumbed to the disease and their families who lived through the medical appointments, the medication, the hospitals and all the uncertaintly, hurt and loss.
The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
Please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks for your support!