While all cancer is devastating, and I have been a participant/supporter for other cancer fundraising events, this time I have a very personal plea for all my family, friends, and colleagues.
Last Christmas, my sister-in-law Tina was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that attacks plasma cells. Healthy plasma cells are an important part of the immune system that help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs.
Multiple myeloma is not curable, but it is treatable and over the past year Tina has been undergoing treatment that has included chemotherapy and a recent stem cell transplant from which she will be recovering over the next several months and during which time her immune system will remain significantly compromised.
This is why along with my team, the Plasma Squad, I am raising money in support of Myeloma Canada by participating in the Multiple Myeloma March. Between now and September 11th, I pledge to reach a goal of at least 100km and with your help hope to help my team reach a fundraising goal of $2000.
By making a donation, you are helping to fund clinical research and to support advocacy for accelerated access to game-changing therapies for Canadian myeloma patients.
Please make a donation today and help me to reach my fundraising goal!