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Help Bury Cancer Campaign Starts Feb. 4, 2013

Posted February 2, 2013 @ 7:19PM


Halton resident to take 1,000,000 steps through Ontario’s winter wind and snow for the Canadian Cancer Society
Beginning Monday, February 4, 2013, Halton resident Mike (LAST NAME WITHHELD), will be pulling a 110 pound heavy sled with the letters “CANCER” on it all while walking across Ontario’s winter wind, snow and freezing rain in an effort to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mike’s grueling trek will see him start in Windsor and make his way to Ottawa taking 1,000,000 steps along the way; more than ten steps each for the 75,700 Canadians who are estimated to die from cancer in 2013. When Mike arrives in Ottawa, he will literally bury “CANCER”.  He has aptly named the walk Help Me Bury Cancer.

The Help Me Bury Cancer walk has been dedicated to Mike’s Mom, who has been battling cancer the past two and a half years, and to all cancer patients and their families.

When asked why he is doing this, Mike says, “I’m doing this because of what I have watched my Mom endure. I am doing this to direct the immense frustration at what has happened to her into something positive. I am doing this for all of the families out there that have had to watch a loved one go through all the many things that those diagnosed with cancer go through.”
Mike’s route begins at the University of Windsor at 7:00 a.m. on February 4thand will take him through
London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Oshawa, Kingston and will end in Ottawa.

Follow Mike’s journey on his website (www.helpmeburycancer.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/helpmeburycancer) to know when he will be arriving in each community.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in support of Mike’s efforts can also be made through his website: www.helpmeburycancer.org To date, he has raised over $8,500.
Marko Simunovic, a surgical oncologist who focuses on helping patients with complex colorectal malignancies, states, “As a prior recipient of CCS research funding, I know how important it is to support these individual fund-raising efforts.”

Simunovic continues, “No matter how much support and love a patient receives, for too many people their journey through cancer is long, difficult, and frightening - and the final result may not be a cure. Mike’s planned journey across the province to me resonates sincerity, struggle, and solidarity - it is my good fortune to have the opportunity to support this project.”
For more information about the Help Me Bury Cancer walk, please visit:
www.helpmeburycancer.org



by Deborah Jones Publisher Biz X Magazine

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