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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

This year marks the 15th anniversary of walking to conquer cancer in this lifetime in support of Princess Margaret Cancer
A dream is a wish from the heart. As children, we dream because imagination has no bounds and anything is possible, but as
On November 29th, I invite you to join me in a global initiative that encourages everyone to donate to a campaign for which they care about: Giving Tuesday. While you may be tired from taking advantage of the many great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I am confident that you won't be too fatigued to step up and make a difference with your donation.
Last summer, I undertook the most difficult challenge I'd ever attempted: A 200-km bike ride over the course of two days to conquer cancer. I was scared, and as the day approached, I found myself fighting a familiar battle with myself.
On December 27th, 2015 the world lost an incredible man whose courage was remarkable, matching his passion for life. The founder of a long-term care facility, he continued even after his shocking cancer diagnosis to focus on making a difference to better the lives of others. I'm proud to say this man was my father, Paul Flumian.
I've never -- by any stretch of the imagination been a lazy person. I worked long hours as a chef running a cooking school
In October of 2014, I found myself at a crossroads in my life -- morbidly obese, riddled with pain from inflammation and advanced arthritis. I lived with the constant fear of the possibility of chronic diseases looming in the not too distant future. I decided to change my life by dedicating time to myself to get fit and healthy.
In early May, we buried an amazing 19-year-old-boy. This was Ryan Marston, an inspiration to us all. He fought the good fight three times before finally losing his battle, but in his passing, this young man left behind a legacy -- he was determined not to be forgotten, though he did not know it then.
My family's toughness had seen us through many difficult times, and that attitude has carried us across the Ride finish line every year since. The tam has become an assembly of extended family and friends, all riding for our own reasons, all of us -- as we truly all are -- touched by cancer and our desire to help end its deadly toll.
House in pungent neighbourhood will be replaced by a cash prize.
On Nov. 20, 2014, my world was rocked by words we all dread: "I'm sorry, you have cancer." We have all been affected by cancer in one way or another -- loved ones, perhaps parents and/or other relatives who have had to fight that battle. Some may have won that battle; however, many may not have been not as fortunate.
Six weeks ago, when I thought about the Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, it had not even occurred to me that my husband wouldn't be waiting for us at the finish line. He was fighting so hard to conquer his very aggressive lymphoma and by all accounts it seemed he was at least in partial remission.
We found out my husband, Mark, has two, six-centimetre tumours in his lower spine. This was a shock! My husband had an MRI in December 2014 that showed nothing in his lower spine. I am participating in the inaugural Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on Team Cancer Crusaders.
This year, I decided to participate in my first Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I want to bring hope to those living with cancer and the people who surround them. I was given three to five years to live, and today I am living stronger, healthier and happier then ever, five years after my diagnosis.
Though cancer made me see my mom in her worst physical state, I will always remember her as a strong businesswoman and a dedicated banker. She was a woman who paved the way for many in my family who wanted to pursue traditionally male careers, encouraging them to chase their dreams and show the world that women are powerful, too.
I will never forget the horrible feeling of having his life depend solely on a stranger's actions. Why would anyone do something without reward or recognition? We may never have the opportunity to thank this person, but their selfless act should serve as a lesson for us all. It is important to volunteer because you never know who it will help- a stranger, a loved one or even yourself.