On Sunday, July 30th, I am cycling in the Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge presented by GlotmanSimpson Cycling, raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research and care at BC Cancer.
I do this in memory of my mother, Barbara Harrison, nee Aprile, her mother, my grandmother Pauline Aprile, nee Hozy, Uncle Wilf Harrison and cousin Edward Harrison. For them and for the families they left behind. And for all those impacted and, to a brighter and more hopeful future! This is my way to DO something!
This year, more than 800 British Columbians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Its projected that only 10 per cent (or 80 of those people diagnosed) will live five years.
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect at an early stage and is often resistant to treatment. Although it is the tenth most common cancer in Canada, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer death.
Unless more effective treatment strategies are found, pancreatic cancer in Canada is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer death by 2030.
We need to act now.
Since 2008, Cypress Challenge has raised over $4 million and its thanks to the generosity of community members like you. Together, we can drive innovations in research and enhance care to benefit each person facing this disease.
With your help, BC Cancer can continue its vital work to break down this deadly disease.
Please consider making a donation, whatever you are comfortable with! No donation is to small and everone is very much appreciated! .