Welcome to My Fundraising Page!
First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit my fundraising page. I'm joining the CIBC Wonder Women of Wealth team, and together we're hoping to raise $1M for Breast Cancer Research. Those of you who know me know that I love science, so to help you understand why I decided to fundraise, I'll share some of what I've been learning in my Cancer Biochem course.
We've all heard the statistics - at birth, Canadians have a 52% chance of developing cancer, and every day, 75 Canadians will hear the three scariest words in the English language - "you have cancer." It's easy to think of statistics or clinical data and forget about the people behind the numbers, but for every individual and family that hears those three words, the world can easily shift to a place of fear, grief, and anger.
Cancer is ruthless. Your own cells become a mess of genetic mutations and disrupted cell signaling with only one objective: grow and spread rapidly, without any regard for the body's systems or health.
Cancer is evasive. Despite having mapped the human genome and discovered pathways that can lead people down the road to cancer, there is so much that scientists don't know about the disease and the human body, and this hinders effective treatment.
Cancer is human. From the people fighting the disease within themselves to the scientists working tirelessly to find answers and improve patient lives, cancer is characterized by perseverance, sacrifice, and humanity.
I'm fundraising to further the scientific innovations that have produced immunotherapy, internal radiation, and improved survival for cancer patients. I'm fundraising to support the thousands of Canadians fighting cancer every day, the scientists who can spend years unrecognized for their work, and the health care workers that give their lives to the service of others.
Any contribution that you can provide would be amazing, even if you're just donating a few dollars. Thank you for your support :)
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