Welcome to My Cancervive Fundraising Page!
I recently signed up for the 2017 Cancervive Cycle Tour challenge to raise funds for people living with cancer who are supported through Wellspring Calgary. I invite you to help me reach my fundraising goal as I participate in the 6-day cycling tour of about 750 km, leaving from Wellspring Calgary's Fountain Court location through the Foothills, Kananaskis, Banff National Park, Rocky Mountain House, Cochrane, and ending at Wellspring Calgary's Carma House. The route and the chance to be back in Alberta riding are part of the lure, but the ongoing success of this grassroots organization continues to astound me.
As most of you know I've ridden twice before with Cancervive, once to Austin Texas for a Livestrong weekend and once to Lewiston Maine for a Patrick Dempsey Challenge. The riding was challenging and exhausting but it was amazing to be swept up in the energy and enthusiasm of the other riders and feeling as though I was contributing in a small way to the lives of people living with cancer.
In the past week I've lost two friends in their sixties to cancer, each only a year after diagnosis. Cancer is everywhere all the time, and those of us lucky enough not to live with it can't imagine what it must feel like to wake up each day with this looming... Wellspring does so much to make better the lives of these people and their families by addressing the effects of cancer on mind, body and spirit.
Wellspring Calgary is the only centre of its kind in western Canada that addresses the non-medical needs and changes that a cancer diagnosis can bring. Over 500 people accessed Wellspring Calgary's services for the first time last year! And just $150 will provide free resources, support and programs for one member for one month! There is a new Wellspring in Edmonton, and one in Toronto. With luck Victoria will eventually have one.
Though I'm no longer living in Calgary, I am an ongoing supporter of Wellspring Calgary. I hope you'll consider supporting my ride for Cancervive and Wellspring by contributing to my fundraising challenge. I would so appreciate it! Thank you very much!!
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