This event is something that is close to my heart. For the past 15 years I volunteer every Friday on the Oncology unit at Sick Kids. I have seen way to many young precious lives lost to Cancer. Some of these kids fought harder then anything I have had to. I am fighting for the many who didn’t make it, and the many who are still fighting. Together we will fight until a cure is found!!
– Mitch Krystantos
Cancer can be beaten; I’ve seen it first hand with my father in law (prostate cancer) an important role model (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), a co-worker (breast cancer), a neighbor and long term friend. I’ve also seen how it can impact a family when cancer wins, including my wife’s family and a former neighbor. By participating in this event I can not only support those I know, I can support the entire team’s fundraising effort to support such a great cause.
– Simon Miller
One very small effort to advance the fight to find a cure for cancer in our lifetime –The Fight to End Cancer is a chance to do just that, and I am honoured to have this opportunity. I have watched too many people I dearly love fight cancer. They have faced it head on, with grace and courage. They are the true fighters. As I train, and the challenge gets tougher, those who have battled cancer – family, friends and colleagues – are in my thoughts. It is their strength, as they endure each step of their journey, that truly inspires me to push on.
So for all those I care so deeply about, who have looked cancer in the eye, those who continue to fight-you are my inspiration. And The Fight to End Cancer is an amazing opportunity to contribute to finding a cure for cancer in our lifetime.
– Jane Watson
The Fight to End Cancer means a chance to fight for all the memories that still need to be made. My daughter will never be able to look into her grandmother’s eyes and see her own, as cancer stole Judith Ramsay from us before they could ever meet. As we watch a close friend battling this disease today, I realize how hard we all must fight to protect the memories that are still to come. It is such a privilege to wake up with a healthy body every day that I wanted to put it to good use for a great cause.
– Dawn Ramsay-Brown
I am participating in the Fight to End Cancer because this is a great cause that I am passionate about. I want to succeed and set a goal for myself, while benefiting charity. I am very excited about this, and look forward to the training for the months ahead!
– Shane Lewis-Sterling
The Fight To End Cancer is important me to for the way in which the disease has touched both my family and many other families in such a scary way. My Uncle Brian was a young man by today’s standards when esophageal cancer took his life. Both his brother and other family members have been diagnosed with a condition which can very often lead to this same cancer. Every dollar that can be raised in efforts to contribute to research and early detection means a lot to me. Both my Father and my Father in law have won their battles with Cancer and I Intend to win this small fight in support of their victory. Lastly I have two young children and a third on the way and I hope that together we can all do our part to eliminate any ounce of risk we can in protecting the next generation from this deadly disease.
– Brendhan Malone
Derek Van Doorn
Derek Van Doorn
I am extremely honoured to be participating in the Fight to End Cancer 2014 and to show my support for a cause that has, or will, touch all of us directly or through our loved ones many times throughout each of our lives. I truly believe that by working together and supporting events like this cancer can and will be beaten.
– Derek Van Doorn
Curing cancer is a fight. It is often a long and hard struggle that takes perseverance and a large heart to overcome. “Fighting to End Cancer” is important to me because I want all those who have been and currently are affected to know they aren’t alone. We can fight together – and we will.
– Andrew Young
“Fight to End Cancer” is an opportunity to become involved in one of the most prevalent battles that continues to hinder the lives of more and more people every year. These days cancer is a problem that touches almost every single family in some sort of way. Whether you develop it or someone you know does, it is nearly impossible to avoid having any close confrontation with cancer throughout one’s life. Therefore, the only two options that remain are to let cancer grow within our society, or to fight back at it.
Boxing resembles the fight for cancer because it is a sport which demands that you use every last bit of effort and energy you possess in order to prevail. Even then, boxing doesn’t give one the idea of exactly what it means to fight for their own survival at the level cancer does.
I’m fighting for anyone anywhere who has cancer. We all know people who suffer or have suffered from it.
Cancer often comes by surprise like an uppercut to the jaw; the hard part is not giving up before the next punch comes in to knock you out.
– Daniel Cellucci
The Fight to End Cancer is important to me because i have seen how cancer can affect everyone. I have personally seen what cancer can do, I’ve seen it affect my immediate family, my mom fought breast cancer. I have also seen cancer affect my second family. My firefighting family. Being a firefighter, I know I am at an increased risk for developing certain cancers in my life time. This is something that every firefighter knows. We do what we can to protect ourselves and try to prevent exposure to smoke and carcinogens as much as possible. But it’s a hard reality knowing that because of my job, a job that I love and one that I am fiercely proud to be a part of, can cause me to have a shorten life span. This is a risk I know and accept.
So I’ll fight. I’ll fight to try and end cancer, not for myself but for my family and I’ll fight because no one should ever have to say any early goodbyes.
– Peter Temoche