The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation, is a two-day cycling journey, through Canada’s Pacific region taking place in the summer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
This year, I will be riding with Team Finn. I have committed to fundraising $2500 and with your help I hope to achieve that!
I chose to ride with Team Finn to honour the memory of the amazing Finn Sullivan. Finn was born in 2005. His twin brother is Baird. His older sister is Sarah. When he was one, Finn was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that afflicts children, called Rhabdomyosarcoma. For Finn the condition included a tumour the size of a grapefruit in his abdomen. Finn had rounds and rounds of chemo, numerous surgeries, and a round of radiation treatment, to put him right.
Finn amazed everyone who knew him with his courage in the face of increasing pain and a litany of intrusive medical procedures which knocked him down, but never out, and never down for long. In fact, through the balance of his treatment, Finn would bounce back and run and laugh and play (and ride scooters in the cul de sac with Baird), even when a colostemy bag had to become part of his daily life.
Finn was finally given a tentative “all clear” by his many doctors in February 2008. But tragically, in the Spring of 2008 the cancer had returned with a vengeance, and had entered his lymph nodes and ran rampant through his little body. He continued to fight the incredible pain and adversity of this condition, until he died at Canuck Place October 9, 2008.
Team Finn and I are riding to keep faith with this incredible, brave little boy, who touched so many of us, and to make sure that other little kids do not have to go through what he went through.
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care made possible through BC Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and care.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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