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August 19, 2014

It's Paint Canada Pink Week! #cbcf #paintcanadapink

Me, doing my Run Director thing, in 2012
Photo by Gennarino Photography
This week -- August 18-24 -- is Paint Canada Pink Week and marks 50 days until the annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.  As many people know, I've been volunteering as a Run Director for the last 4 years; I have led both the Richmond Hill and the Woodbridge/Vaughan events.

Last year, in our inaugural year in Woodbridge/Vaughan, we raised more than $200K for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! It takes thousands of hours of hard work to put on an event of this magnitude, but the feeling we get when we look into the eyes of survivors, or reveal our grand total makes it all worthwhile. It is actually a very emotional and humbling experience.

One of my amazing cousins, Matthew Evans, edited this highlight reel of last year's event at Kortright Centre. I invite you all to watch and reflect how amazing our first-annual event was.

And, now the call to action. While I've been working on the event since early 2014, there's a chance I will not be present on Run Day, October 5, as I may be tending to a a newborn.

So I ask and implore you to support anyway -- donate for the cause, for the cure, and for the tireless efforts of the volunteers who devote themselves to making an event like this a great one.

We are all affected by cancer -- one way or another. For my family, breast cancer hit very close to home. We are all so happy my mother-in-law is a survivor. We participate in her honour, but also in honour of all those who have fought. Some are with us today, and others aren't.

I also volunteer my time and walk for the future. A future without breast cancer. A future for my girls, and the possibility of a life without this disease.

To donate to me personally, please click here. If you are interested in volunteering for our Run, here's the link!

I thank you in advance for your generosity and contribution.


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