Walking the walk

Taken this weekend at Brickworks.

Taken this weekend at Brickworks.

On all my visits to Princess Margaret hospital, and over the last several months there have been many, I’ve noticed this big, huge banner  over the entrance. It says “I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.” Every time I see that sign, I feel a surge of hope and think, Yes, please let that be true.

“I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime.” On September 7th, we are planning to walk 32km to help Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s raise money to fund research to help make this come true. Over the course of the last several months, all of you have been so generous with your offers to help. You sent food, drink, cards, flowers and well-wishes and it has all been amazing. Now, I’m asking if you can support us on this walk. There are several different ways you can help:

1) Walk with us! We’d love to have as many people as possible walking with us that day. It raises awareness and it raises money.

2) Donate – Donations big or small are welcome! A tax receipt is issued for donations over $20.

3) Babysit – We’ll need some friends/family to watch Nate on days we’d like to train and on the actual walk day.

4) Share this page, to raise awareness and encourage donations.

Thank you so much for any help/support you can give. Just a few months ago, I could barely walk 30 minutes without my feet breaking out in a chemo-induced rash. Now, I’m training to do a 32 km walk. It makes me so happy to be coming out of the toughest fight of my life. I hope you’ll join us in raising money so other women, sisters, mothers, daughters, wives, and friends will not have to go through what I did.

Princess Margaret is one of the top cancer centers in North America. Just a couple weeks ago, they made a breakthrough announcement about a potentially revolutionary new drug they are developing. The drug would more successfully target cancer cells and could potentially be used to treat breast, ovarian, lung, pancreas and colon cancers. Much of the research has been funded by money raised by the walk to end women’s cancers.

“I truly believe in this important discovery and its therapeutic potential for cancer patients,” stated Dr. Slamon, best known for his discovery and development of the cancer drug Herceptin. “I am also astounded by the philanthropic generosity of Princess Margaret donors who believe in this project just as much as our teams working in the labs here in Toronto at The Princess Margaret and at UCLA. This milestone could never have been achieved without their support and belief in our collaborative team. I have had the pleasure of attending several events for The Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend To End Women’s Cancers. While addressing the crowds, I have witnessed the passion of the walker community.”

I believe we will conquer cancer in our lifetime. 

Please contribute if you can. Click here. 

About Naomi

Writing about health/wellness and motherhood at www.everybodyhearts.com and academia and research at www.tracingmemory.com
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8 Responses to Walking the walk

  1. jb says:

    May I suggest that you “dance” part of the walk too – 32km is a long way to go, you might need to spice it up a little.
    So proud of you and your family. For so many reasons, it’s hard to keep them straight.

    • Naomi says:

      Yes, I am so going to be dancing that day!! You should schedule a little dance time that day too and it’ll be like we’re dancing together 🙂
      Miss you guys. xoxo

  2. Steph says:

    Ooh this reminds me I still haven’t registered this year. Glad you are doing it, we can walk a bit together. Are you doing first day only? If so, you should still come to the finish line on the second day… it’s the best part! i.e. lots of crying and hugging.

  3. Naomi says:

    So great that we’ll be able to walk together a bit. Yes, only the first day.
    I bet the finish line is amazing! It’s going to feel good.
    See you soon. xoxo

  4. Rebecca says:

    We just found out about your blog and have been catching up. We know things will continue to get better for you and expect, as when Ian wrote a blog when he wasn’t well, that as his health improved, he continued to write “life goes on” , which tells of his everyday, ordinary life. I hope very soon for you all to return to this as well. We love you.
    Rebecca and Teddy

  5. Naomi says:

    Hi Rebecca and Teddy,
    Thank you for your sweet comment! I’m looking forward to everyday, ordinary life!!
    Lots of love and hugs,

  6. yulia says:

    Hope the walk was fulfilling more than tiring! Anxious to hear, well read about it on your blog! Keep walking!

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