I don’t blog a lot about the causes I support but the 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer is one that deserves a spot on here to help and raise money. Not only because I feel it’s important that cancer research continues so this horrible disease can be completely conquered some day but also because if the research continues it may save lives of those affected by it. There is a lot of research going on around the world already, but ground-breaking research costs a lot of money, of which a lot has to come from donations.
The 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer
My cousin Sarah is participating in the Ride To Conquer Cancer in November this year. She will ride over 200 KM in 2 days and every donation made in her support will benefit Cancer Society Auckland and will support cancer research at Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC).
For Sarah this ride is personal, 2013 marks 16 years since the passing of her sister Kelly and through the 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer she wants to help the ACSRC and the Cancer Society. Their works is invaluable for those affected by the disease, and hopefully their research will eventually have a break through to once and for all ban this disease.
You can support her in the 2013 Ride To Conquer Cancer by donating to her page here. Every little bit helps, no matter how small. Drink one less coffee this week, or buy one less cinnamon bun at the bakery or whatever you can think of to spend a little less money on this week and donate that money saved to this cause.
Unfortunately I think we’re all affected by cancer one way or the other. Most of us probably know at least person in our lives that has suffered from it, either someone really close to us or a colleague or acquaintance. In the end the research they do at the ACSRC could make a difference for anyone, anywhere in the world.
It would be amazing if we could one day say cancer doesn’t exist any more. Or that we have a cure for it an no one has to suffer from it any longer. In both The Netherlands and New Zealand, 1 in 3 people is diagnosed with a type of cancer at some point in their lives. In the US the statistics show 1 in 2 males and 1 in 3 females are at risk of developing cancer.
These statistics are scary if you break it down a little; look around and see how many people are in the room, and now think of how many of those people could eventually be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. I’m sure the answer, no matter what the outcome, is way too many.
So a little help can go a long way. Donate to the Ride To Conquer Cancer in Auckland, New Zealand this year. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, anyone can donate through the site.
Thank you for reading this, and thank you in advance for your help.
If you’d rather donate to a cancer research society in your area that’s great too. Every donation towards cancer research is greatly appreciated.
Congrats to your cousin for taking on the Ride to Conquer Cancer in memory of her sister. I had a friend who did it recently here in Canada and says it was an amazing experience! Your blog post makes me happy and that’s because I’m a radiation therapist and have spent the past year treating cancer patients. I’ve seen so much of the disease and I think there are a lot of people out there who don’t realize how unfortunately common cancer is. I wish your cousin all the best with the ride 🙂
I can imagine it is an amazing experience, because it can mean so much for the research programs and by doing this ride you’re making a huge difference.
It’s so sad that it is such a common disease, I truly hope one day it’s gone forever, or at least always curable.
I’ll pass on your best wishes for the ride to my cousin 🙂 thank you!
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