SCOTIABANK ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER - Toronto - 2019 - SCOTIABANK ROAD HOCKEY TO CONQUER CANCER 2019
Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer
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Hi Friends,

I’ve once again organized a team of lifelong friends and my brother Rob to participate in the Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer Tournament this September 28, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.  This dawn-to-dusk fundraising event raised over $2.8 million for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation in 2018, and the goal is to surpass that this year!

In January, 2018 our world was turned upside down when my 35-year-old wife Ally suddenly suffered grand mal seizures, had emergency brain surgery and was in a coma for almost 2 weeks.  She was diagnosed with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma, an incurable form of brain cancer.  During last year's opening ceremonies I was honoured to tell her story for "Why We Play" and this year I'm proud to be a Media Ambassador for the event once again sharing Ally's journey of living with cancer, with the support of PMH.  We hope to inspire others to join and help raise $ for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. All money raised goes to crucial cancer research, therapies and treatments that will ultimately save lives and provide a fighting chance to all those living with this devastating disease.  I've experienced first-hand how this incredible organization helps!

The odds are now 1 in 2 of getting cancer in your lifetime.  That’s mind-boggling!  It's time to take a stand against this devastating disease that has affected us all with no signs of slowing down.  I’m playing not only for my Ally and those I know affected by cancer, but also for my son Emmett's generation and those that follow.  Hopefully the efforts of this event and others will make an impactful difference as we strive toward one ultimate goal:  CONQUER CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME!

It’s time to get off the bench and into the game, so please consider supporting my fundraising campaign with a donation – any amount helps.

Thank you so much in advance for your generosity.

Keep loving, keep supporting and keep the faith...

Rick

 



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