Friday, September 10, 2010

Not racing but.... a very good cause

Following up on the post yesterday about Canadian racer Steve Arpin going with a pink theme for this weekend's ARCA race in Toledo, OH, in support of raising funds to fight breast cancer... I'd like to post something about my wife Melody.

Starting tomorrow - and for the second year in a row - she's taking part in the Toronto edition of the Weekend to End Womens' Cancers walk, which will take her and her Cosmic Girls teammates through the city for a total of 60 km on Saturday and Sunday.

Won't go into full detail here, but more than a decade ago, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, so the fact that she can participate in the walk is very special to all of us. Among other things, she is walking proof of the great things being done by the doctors and researchers at Sunnybrook and Princess Margaret hospitals.

Click here if you want to see more about the walk and Mel's story. And if you're able to sponsor her, that would be great, too. Have a great weekend and good luck to Steve Arpin, Melody, the Cosmic Girls (above, after last year's walk) and everyone who is helping to fight these diseases!