LET'S DOUBLE OUR IMPACT! All funds raised will be matched to support Dr Nicole Culos-Reed’s work in making exercise-based survivorship care more accessible and equitable for rural cancer survivors so that they can live fuller, healthier lives research towards improving the effectiveness of Herceptin in breast cancer treatment. My fundraising goal is $2000 which will be MATCHED.
I am a Cancer Fighter, and as it turns out, so is my Mom, Karen.
January 2021, my mom got the call from her doctor and was diagnosed with stage 3 Lung Cancer. She has a tumor in her right lung, with 1 lymph node affected.
My journey with the 100 miles in 90 days started in the first week of January 2020, I went to two funerals in three days. My one friend's Dad passed away from Cancer, and another friend's Mom passed away from it as well.
Then I found out in February 2020, that my cousin Sarah was diagnosed in December 2019 with Lymphoma. So, last year in 2020, I did this running challenge in her honour.
We have a long history in our family and friends circle with this disease. My Nana who at 95 and still going strong is the oldest of 10. She has lost 6 siblings to Cancer. I have 1 uncle who beat it, and 1 uncle who lost his battle. I have 1 aunt who has beat cancer a number of times, and another who has had a mastectomy. My mom lost her best friend of 40 plus years to Cancer. My beautiful daycare provider is a cancer survivor, but unfortunately her sister and mother were not. My husband's aunt battled cancer in 2019. The list goes on and on.
This year, I have invited friends and family to join me in this run to help raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.
More info on Dr Nicole Culos-Reed's research:
Dr Nicole Culos-Reed is making exercise-based survivorship care more accessible and equitable for rural cancer survivors so that they can live fuller, healthier lives. Exercise is known to help cancer survivors manage their physical and mental health. For survivors living in rural communities, exercise programs can be difficult to access and participate in. Dr Culos-Reed and her team previously developed successful community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Through these programs, fitness experts in rural settings partnered with fitness experts and healthcare providers in urban centres to create high-quality exercise programs for cancer survivors in their local communities. Now the researchers will implement similar programs across the country and evaluate their effectiveness in helping rural cancer survivors to become more active and benefit from a higher quality of life. They will also assess and optimize the design and delivery of these programs so they are sustainable and accessible to more Canadians. This project will be conducted by researchers in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.
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Proceeds from our fundraiser will support the fight against cancer