To support my daughter and others like her in their battle against childhood cancer
Our daughter Jocelyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at the end of August 2017, a week before her 13th birthday. I’m pleased to say that treatment has been going well, and as a family we are keeping positive for end of treatment and beyond (December 2019).
This challenge in our lives had opened a whole new world for us. Everything is relative and I don’t want to marginalize everything our family and my daughter has gone through but we have witnessed first hand the struggles other families have faced and we are truly grateful to be where we are today.
There are organizations that have supported our family and others throughout treatment, and my daughter and I are now focused on paying it forward.
In September 2019 during childhood cancer awareness month, I will be joining a team of 30 National and Relay Riders to cycle across a large portion of Canada. I'll ride an average of 150-200km/day, visit over 100 communities, stop at a number of Canada's children's hospitals to get the latest update on childhood cancer research, meet a number of childhood survivors and their families and, I'll raise a ton of money for childhood cancer research.
No parent should hear the words "Your child has cancer." I'm doing my part to fight against this horrible disease and with your generosity and support we can make this happen!