Sunday, 26 May 2013

Update May 26 - prep for Push for Your Tush

Hey, we are the top team for the Burlington Push for Your Tush, Thanks again for all your help!!!
Just like fighting cancer, no one does this on their own.
My Update
This event is a bit of a celebration. Two years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. At the time I was told the average survival was two year. We are at that point and to modify Mr. Twain “the statistical projections of my death have been greatly exaggerated! ”

Overall my health is fine but still have some secondary cancer growths to be addressed. They are all about 1cm or less. On bi-weekly chemo until we can determine what they are and what to do about them. Getting world class treatment from the team at Mt Sinai, they are focused on beating Colorectal Cancer, the second biggest cancer killer in Canada.

Run Update    
Matt will be running in Vancouver with his daughter and new born son. Colleen and Maggie will be doing the 5K with Cameron, Gavin and myself in Burlington. Owen will be running the 10K. Expect he will finish before we are at the half way mark, something about Owen being tall, thin and a teenager. Plus he still has all his hair … some things might change over time?

Karen, Sandra and Jacquelyn will also be joining us in Burlington. We just need to get Gerard out for the 5K walk and that will be all my brothers and sisters. Feel free to encourage Gerard if you can.

In Toronto Mark Nagy will be running with his son Sebastian. Susan and Megan Roche will be joining in the run as well. From St Marguerite-D’Youville, the kids school. Several of the staff have generously donated and Gavin’s teacher M. O'Shaughnessy might be running at well. She is trying to encourage other teachers to participate. So far only the staff has stepped up. Not trying to start a competition between the school staff and the teachers but just saying …..

About Colon Cancer Canada
The last time I did a fundraising event like this was over 20 years ago. The internet was something called a fax machine. BTW – faxes are still used by most doctors … nothing like spending a billion plus on e-Heath (sigh…stopping before I start ranting) . The funds raised by Colon Cancer Canada will be put to good use. Overhead is very small and funds are used mainly for direct patient support, investment in Canadian research with groups that we are close to or pushing awareness for early screening.

Still looking for support for our team; would really appreciate if you could sponsor or join at Push for Your Tush
Any support for this or the  Anne Murray Charity Golf Classic Anne Murray Charity Golf Classic is very appreciated.

Sorry for the long note. For those who have followed my blog I have a tendency to for longer updates.

TX – Stephen

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