Monday, July 09, 2012

Breast Cancer, eh?

OK, so once again I have been, shall we say, lax in my updating of my blog.  Primarily, this is because Facebook has become my "update from the field" communication of choice.  If you want to stay connected with images and status updates from the seven, yes 7, cancer events I am doing this year, please friend me on Facebook (just click this link).  Yes, there is other junk there but, hey, it is who I am.

So, the title, "Breast Cancer, eh?"  Yes, I am now in Canada.  I moved to Calgary last year and did my first Cancer event with the Boobs on Bikes here in Calgary in July 2011.  In 2012, I am supporting three events here and four back in the US.  In Calgary, we have the Underwear Affair for cancers below the waist, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200km bicycle ride for the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the big one, the Weekend to End Women's Cancers which is a 60km, 2 day "stroll" through Calgary.

The ACF has announced that this may be the last year of the Weekend to End due to declining turn out and the reduced fundraising from the community.  We are doing our best not to lose this vital stream of communication for Calgarians and the valuable money raised for research and treatment.  So far, my loyal family, friends and coworkers have helped me raise nearly $1,500 for this year's Weekend which I hope will convince the organizers to leave the event in Calgary for future years.

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