I was sitting on a plane in Calgary when a text came through to tell me that a friend of mine had passed away due to cancer. The feeling and shock that I felt that day has never left me. Up until that point, I was largely untouched by cancer and because of that, I had an ignorance towards this disease and the affects, both physically and emotionally, that it has on people living with the disease and their loved ones. Since that time I have had a few family members battle cancer. It is because of their fight that I chose to join this fight. The commitment to the training, fundraising and ultimately the fight itself is going to be a long and challenging time however it truly pales in comparison to the daily fight that cancer patients and their loved ones endure.
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