Rebecca is running for her sister Rachel whose perseverance and hope is utterly inspiring.
I am a loved one watching a loved one go through the battle of breast cancer.
My sister Rachel has truly had the worst year. In January of this year she was diagnosed with cervical cancer after complaining about lower back pain. She underwent a radical hysterectomy and was slowly recovering and ready to continue her life again when she found a lump in her breast. After many tests it was confirmed that Rachel was diagnosed with Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. After a partial mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes, Rachel was set on the course of 6 months of chemotherapy (FEC-T) with a month of radiation to follow.
Rachel has shed many, many tears in the past few months. She is the mother of two gorgeous boys, 8 and 10 years of age and is the wife of a wonderful husband. For Rachel, this hasn’t been about her at all. In Rachel’s view, the only worry that has been placed on her shoulders is the worry of her boys. So concerned about how her boys would deal with this, she would hide in her bedroom at night and let her emotions out at that time so that they would not see her upset. She puts on the biggest, bravest smile when they were around and has ensured that their schooling and extra-curricular activities have remained the same. Life has not changed for them and this is what she wanted.
Rachel has just completed her 3rd chemo going into her 4th in a couple of weeks. She knows that this is going to get worse before it gets better but she fights the fight with a grace and dignity that is commendable.
This Sunday I, as well as approximately 40 others of her friends and family are running for the cure. We are running for Rachel, my sister, so that she can live a healthy and full life, we are running for our daughters, mothers, nieces, aunts, grandmothers and for ourselves!
My sister is a fountain of strength and me, being her little sister, couldn’t be prouder!
It’s not too late to make a difference, you can still donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. Let’s create a future without breast cancer.
Brandon and Michael are running in memory of their Mom and Aunt Vera on Sunday at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Michael and his Mom, Mara.
My name is Brandon, my brother Michael and I along with my Step-Mom and Step-Sister Elena are walking for my Mom Mara and our Aunt Vera who died of breast cancer in the year 2007. I was 9 years old and my brother was 7 years old when she died.
Brandon and his Mom
I wish she was still here with us. She was the best Mom in the world and we will love her forever. We wish we could just fall asleep in her arms and stay there forever. I know we have to be strong because our Dad loves us and needs us.
My Aunt Vera was the funniest Aunt. My brother and I used to get so excited when we would go for supper at her home. My Aunt was the best cook in the world. She always decorated the table special just for us. We miss her too.
My Step-Mom Filomena always helped this cause and encouraged us to do the walk with her and daughter and her team Angels of Hope. We are very proud and excited to this for my Mom and Aunt who are now in Heaven looking down at us. I know that it will make them very proud.
Brandon and Michael
Brandon & Michael
Join Brandon and Michael this Sunday at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Let’s create a future without breast cancer.
Christine is running for her three little girls and their future at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure this Sunday.
I am participating in Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run For The Cure for my three girls…Madelan, Sophie and Leah.
Madelan was 6, Sophie was 4 and Leah had just turned one when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
And now? Madelan is 11 and was just given the lead role in her play, Sophie is 9 and was just asked to try out for competitive soccer and Leah is 6 in two days and just lost her first tooth.
I remember back to the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were having a party that evening and then heading to the Santa Parade. Leah had a bad cold and so she and I had to stay home. Our friends said “Don’t worry, you can all go together next year.” They didn’t know the terrible news I had just received and I had to hold back my tears, not knowing if there would be a next year. Not knowing if I could ever take my three girls to all their firsts.
Thanks to some of the research that has been done thus far, I have been able to watch my girls grow and develop into wonderful people and share in their firsts, their special moments.
Thank you so much for your support.
Join Christine this Sunday at the Run. Together we can create a future without breast cancer.
Golda tells us how from we’ve come and why she’s running on October 3 at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
I am running for myself and all other breast cancer survivors
For the first time, I will be participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure this October as a Breast Cancer Survivor.
If I was destined to fight cancer in my lifetime, I am very fortunate to have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I worked at a cancer health charity for 15 years starting in 1992 and I remember our Communications team struggling with ways to promote the month of October without being able to use the word “breast” in any form of media.
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Aurore cours pour sa mère. Lisez son histoire aujourd’hui sur le blogue Finding Hope
Voilà, cette année sera la quatrième fois en 5 ans que je participe à la Course à la Vie. Ma première collecte de fonds remonte à 2006, elle fait suite au diagnostic du cancer métastatique de ma mère. Je voulais par ma participation à la course, lui transmettre du courage et de l’espoir. Tout au cours de ces années, j’ai été époustouflée par le grand coeur de mes donateurs, des proches, des amis, des connaissances… Je les en remercie!
Dans quelques jours, cela fera un an que ma maman est partie. Elle a reçu son premier diagnostic de cancer du sein il y a 16 ans. Elle s’est battue pendant 15 ans et a surmonté 4 récidives, 5 opérations et beaucoup de séances de chimiothérapie et de radiothérapie. Elle s’est battue avec beaucoup de courage, de force et de dignité. Malgré sa propre maladie, elle prenait le temps de supporter moralement d’autres combattantes du cancer du sein. Je l’admire
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