October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with that, generally comes a lot of pink. But pink isn't the only colour of breast cancer.
30% of women who have breast cancer will, at some point in their cancer journey, progress to metastatic breast cancer.
Metastatic Breast Cancer is not pink. It is not curable, it is not one tough year and then better, it is not dragon boat teams and surviving.
Metastatic breast cancer is an exhausting disease that is taking too many young women and receiving too little in research funding. It is lifelong chemo, regular anxiety inducing scans and families who become caregivers.
Along with the pink breast cancer ribbon, the metastatic community adds a lime green ribbon signifying the triumph of spring over winter, life over death and a teal ribbon signifying healing.
It is my goal to bring hope and joy to the metastatic breast cancer community and one way I can help with that, is to raise funds for a great Canadian charity that advocates for and supports women with breast cancer.
This year, proceeds from our fundraiser will go directly to Rethink Breast Cancer. I am grateful for the encouragement this organization has been in my cancer journey.
Step One: Choose your Activity
Are you going to run, hike, walk, swim, bike, dance...? How are you going to move?
I am going to run a 1okm race/run in Whistler on Oct 11. YAY!
Step Two: Set your Distance/ Timeline
Now that you've picked your activity, what's your timeline or distance? Are you going to dance for 2 hours a day? Are you going to run 20 kms during the week? Are you going to swim 100 laps?
Step Three: Find people to Sponsor you.
There are two ways for you to help with the fundraising:
Join my team, do your own movin' and groovin' and invite your friends to sponsor you (which in turn sponsors me).
OR... if you really don't want to do the moving, you can just make your fingers move and click on on the link above and donate to me personally ( and virtually cheer me on for my run).
Oct 16, 9-10 am Stretching Wrap up at Willingdon Beach
Join Personal Trainer, Terri Cramb, for a fun group stretching event at Willingdon Beach Park. Location in Park: On the grass across from the metal bleachers.
Add your name to the free draws for prizes.
Celebrate a week of moving and raising funds for a great charity.