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RTCC Fundraising Update – 2 Months To Go, Almost 50% There

April 23, 2010 Leave a comment

So it’s just under 2 months to go until the Ride to Conquer Cancer (read more about my story here), and I’ve raised $1112.10. That’s 44.5% of how much I need to raise in order to ride ($2500), and 34.8% of my goal ($3200). Let’s do a little break down of my donors so far:

  • Those $1112.10 has come from 36 donors, which makes an average donation of approximately $31 per donor.
  • Most common donation amount: $20
  • Most interesting donation amount: $20.10 (given in honour of this year)

Now those goals may seem like a lot to some people, but it’s all about strength in numbers. Every little donation counts and it adds up. For example:

  • If everyone single one of my friends on Facebook donated $10, I would have almost $10,000.
  • If everyone single one of my twitter followers donated $10, I would have $2,860.

All the money that I raise goes directly to the BC Cancer Foundation. All the riders have paid registration fees to cover the costs of the events. So please, donate and help us work towards beating cancer. Tell your family, friends, coworkers, company, tweeps, and just anyone you know and ask them to donate. Any donation is greatly appreciated, whether it’s $10, $50, $100, or more.  You can donate online via credit card here at my personal page, or if you would rather donate via cheque, please email me at and we can figure out the easiest way to get you a physical pledge form. Thank you very much in advance on behalf of all cancer fighters, survivors, and supporters out there!

**EDIT** You don’t need to be in Vancouver, or even Canada to support this! It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, or what do you! Support this great cause! Every dollar, be it CAD, USD, or otherwise counts!


Cancer Connections Photo Exhibit

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

So this morning, I headed downtown to check out the Cancer Connection Vancouver photo exhibit hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society and PhotoSensitive. It’s hard to really describe the power and raw emotion that is conveyed through the simple black and white photos and stories that they tell. These photos are, as much as people may overuse the term, tear jerking and I admit that I had tears welling up in my eyes as I walked through the exhibit. They tell of stories of triumph, strength, and most importantly hope. Even with those who have sadly lost in their battles with cancer, they never gave up hope and fought right down to the end. The weather seemed to agree, with rain droplets falling on the photos, adding tears of both joy and sorrow to the photos. Enough with the words, I don’t know how else to describe it or what else to say other than that it’s here until May 3, and you should definitely head down and check it out.