When I was ten years old, I lost a very important woman in my life to cancer and my world came crashing down around me. I was devastated when I got the news that she had been diagnosed and because I was only young, I didn’t understand what was happening to her. When she lost her battle I felt so alone despite the large circle of friends and family I had around me. I felt so terrible knowing that so many other families had to suffer through with such a tragic sickness.
Recently I had the pleasure of participating in the Relay for Life in Marsytown! Relay for Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. In 2014, nearly 400 Relays took place across Canada. This event gives families like mine a chance to meet and be inspired by others who are experiencing the same thing all while raising money for a wonderful cause!
It was such a high energy day filled with music, games and of course plenty of walking! I loved meeting so many beautiful people, all coming together to celebrate fighters, survivors and those who have passed. I’d like to thank Keyin College for inviting me to walk with their team the “Hope Blossoms”!
I am so glad I was able to take part in this event and it inspired me and my family to enter our own team next year!
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Anonymous