Tomorrow my siblings and our families along with my dad will be participating in the Spring Sprint walking to end Brain Tumours. April 2013 my sweet dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and our worlds forever where changed. Cancer is one of those things that we hear about literally every day but you don’t fully understand the immensity of it and all it encompasses until it effects you directly. The Spring Sprint is a fun walk and I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to participate again this year with my dad present. Our team has raised over $5000 of the $1.7 million Canada wide set goal for 2015. The walk is put on by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. This team is a dedicated team of volunteers, patients, survivors, family members, health care professionals and staff, determined to make the journey with a brain tumour one full of hope and support. They work collaboratively to serve the needs of those Canadians affected by all all types of brain tumours. Did you know that every day 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. There is no cure. Brain tumours are unpredictable and complex. They can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Their effects are physical, emotional, financial, and last a lifetime and our family knows that first hand.
I am so happy that tomorrow’s forecast looks good. Last year it was rain, wet and freezing cold so I am glad this year is looking better. If you feel led to help support our team financially you can do so here. Here are a couple cool things to think about as you consider donating. $27 to honour the 27 Canadians diagnosed with a brain tumour every day $52 to signify the estimated number of visits a newly diagnosed patient will make to their health care team in the first year after a brain tumour diagnosis (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, blood work, etc.) $120 which signifies the number of different types of brain tumours about which we need more research. Every bit helps! We won’t stop supporting and doing our part to try and find a cure for cancer.
My siblings and our families with my dad last year!
Brain Tumour Survivors at the KW Spring Sprint 2014!
I hope that you have a great weekend however you are spending it! I am looking forward to time with family tomorrow as we walk along side others all for a great cause!