If it hasn’t touched your life yet, I can almost guarantee that it will.
We don’t like to talk about cancer so we can start believing that we’re alone in facing its cold hand. The reality is that since I’ve started talking to others about it I’ve only encountered one person who hasn’t been personally affected by cancer.
Back in February my wife’s sister passed away at the age of 41 from cancer. It wasn’t the first time that our family had journeyed with loved ones facing cancer.
I believe that it’s time to give people who have been touched by the many forms of this terrible disease a chance to tell their story. Whether you’ve lost a loved one or survived cancer, I want you to break the silence and let people know that you’ve been through some deep waters. Together we can let others who have been touched by cancer to know they’re not alone.
What’s your story?
Please use the comments section of this post to share your story. Have you been touched by cancer? Are you battling cancer now or beaten it in the past? Does a loved one have cancer? Have you lost a friend? If you’d rather not leave your story in the comments section of this post, you can go to my contact page and send me an email.
Help spread the word.
Cycling to make a difference.
As well as giving people opportunity to tell their story I’m about to undertake a bike ride of over 500 km to raise funds for Cancer Council Western Australia. Click here if you’d like to donate through a secure website.
I’ll be joined by six other cyclists and each morning for a week I’ll be sharing cancer stories on my 98.5 Sonshine FM radio programme before hopping onto my bike just after midday to cycle to the next town.
Here’s the itinerary:
Saturday 17th October 2009: Perth to York – 97km
Sunday 18th October 2009: Rest Day
Monday 19th October 2009: York to Pingelly – 87 km
Tuesday 20th October 2009: Pingelly to Wagin – 100 km
Wednesday 21st October 2009: Wagin to Katanning – 55 km
Thursday 22nd October 2009: Katanning to Cranbrook – 80 km
Friday 23rd October 2009: Cranbrook to Albany – 91 km
TOTAL: 510 km
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