Today, before the official launch tomorrow of Tour du Cancervive 2015 at the Carma House in Calgary, we’re introducing one more Edmonton rider who will be biking for Wellspring Edmonton. Patti Szkwarok is a cancer survivor taking part in the effort to bring a place to Edmonton where people can face cancer together.
Here, in Patti’s own words, is her reason for riding for cancer.
Why I Ride
I’m a cancer survivor, four years strong. I believe strongly that while we may not be able to control if or when cancer will return, we do however have a say on how we choose to live with cancer.
And while the Tour du Cancervive is my first road bike tour and will definitely be my toughest physical challenge to date, it’s not a race. Rather it represents hope to those of us living with cancer that you “can survive” and lead a happy and healthy life – with a little help from your family, friends, colleagues, professionals and fellow survivors.
With your support, I believe that Wellspring Edmonton, through its programs and services, will assist all cancer survivors and their families in overcoming the obstacles of cancer, with confidence and absence of fear.
I like to make a big shout out to all my donors who believed in the Wellspring Edmonton mission.
Please come out on Sunday, September 13th at 12 p.m. to cheer us on at the Riders Arrival Reception, which be at the Wellspring Edmonton building on 65 Avenue and 113 Street.
Please support Patti and her ride this September by going to her Cancervive donation page.