Over the past two years, I have been working with a great team at Myeloma Canada and have had the privilege of getting to know our amazing community. Each year, throughout the Multiple Myeloma March season, our team travels to all corners of the country to support the volunteers who organize Marches in their local communities. This year, there is a chance we may not be able to get together physically, but technology will still allow us to walk together ... separately!
Those who know me have often heard of our organization's fundraising events! This is why I have decided, with my family’s help, to set two distinct goals leading up to the date of the Magog Multiple Myeloma March in September. This particular March is not only the first March I helped organize, but it is also located in the region of my hometown.
Last year, my husband and I become cycling enthusiasts, so I have therefore decided to challenge myself to cycle 50 km every week. In addition, I pledge to walk 10 km per week with my young boys (Nicolas and Philippe - AKA Nico and Philou). We’ve picked up this excellent habit thanks to quarantine measures.
My challenge will run for 17 weeks, starting May 8 until September 13, 2020 (the date of the Magog Multiple Myeloma March).
17 x 60 km = 1020 km
I will therefore be walking and cycling 1020 km to support Canadians impacted by multiple myeloma! It is with this, dear friends, that I ask you to support my challenge by helping me raise $1 for every km I will travel for a total of $1020. I will update the kilometers on a regular basis. And I promise to be honest!
Although myeloma is the second most common form of blood cancer, it remains a complex and incurable disease. Recent advances in research have made it possible for those impacted to live better and longer lives, but the battle has not yet been won. Research is at a pivotal stage and it is essential that we continue to invest, because we do not want to lose this battle.
Each gift brings us closer to a cure.
I'm at 128.8 km of 1020 km.