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Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012 Video

It has taken me an entire week to upload my RTCC 2012 video – but it is finally here!! I choose early 80s disco/soul music because it reminds me of my mom – she was diagnosed with breast cancer only a few weeks before the ride and we both love that style of music.

I wore my pink tutu the entire time I was on my bike and it was a huge hit – a lot of riders were complimenting me on it and asking me why I was wearing it – for my mom!! A few days after the ride my mom went to hospital for her mastectomy. The surgery was a success and she is back at home recuperating.

Thank you to all my friends, family, angels and saints who prayed for her 🙂

The entire RTCC experience was just amazing and I HIGHLY encourage anyone in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario or Quebec to sign up!

I was so scared that I’d fail but I have the best friends & family who supported me all the way – with donations, encouragement, training, etc!!

So here is my video – I hope you like it!!

I will be creating another post with the “lessons learned” for anyone who is thinking about doing this ride in the future. It’s always a good idea to speak to someone who has already done the ride to get the low-down on what to expect!!


39 Days to Go Until RTCC 2012

I’m going to find the coolest songs – 40 of them!! If you have any suggestions let me know!! 🙂

Especially all you lovely friends and family members who have contributed to my donations – YOU GUYS are my champions!!! Thank you for raising money for the Cancer Research!


#39 Scorpions: Moment of Glory

Seattle Hotel is Booked!

When I signed up for the Ride to Conquer Cancer – I always had it in mind to spend a night in Seattle to relax and celebrate the finale of this epic journey!

I am so DELIGHTED and SUPAH-DUPAH EXCITED that my BFF Eka and her BF are coming down as well 🙂

We’re staying at the Westin Seattle hotel and we selected this hotel for the following reasons:

A. Excellent City Central Location – walking distance to everything

B. Jacuzzi (this was my MUST HAVE)

c. Best Rate we could find that meets the above

After 250km of sitting on a hard road bike seat – that jacuzzi is going to be heaven on earth!!

I’m so excited!! Now all I need to figure out is how Axe Zander (my bike) is going to make his way back home… cause I won’t be cycling back to Vancouver, that’s for sure! haha

$2000 and counting!!

Just a quick note to say HIP HIP HOOORRRRRAYYYY!!!

I’ve crossed the $2000 mark in my fundraising thanks to the donations from some seriously amazing peeps!

You KNOW who you are – I LOVE you!!!

This deserves a Kitty Happy Dance!!!

Just $500 more to go!! Wanna contribute?? It’s EASY-PEASY!

Just visit my personal page – Click here to Donate Online!!!

Your money goes to the BC Cancer Foundation – that allocates all funds to cancer research.

Help me SAVE LIVES!! 🙂

Ride to Conquer Cancer 2011 Opening Ceremony

…The pain, the joy, the excitement, the doubt, the strength, the hope….

879 riders and crew members last year – who helped raise $11.1 MILLION dollars for the BC Cancer Foundation!!

How amazing is that??

I CANNOT wait to be at that starting line…. and I am SO THANKFUL to all my donors who have contributed towards my fundraising goal!


God Bless your bravery Sara Duncan!!

Cancer Victim Haircut with Daughter

Sara Duncan gets a haircut by her daughter Lola and the video becomes a YouTube Hit … I watched this today and it really inspired me to PUSH HARDER with my workouts and to FORGE AHEAD with my fundraising activities.

I really hope that Sara makes a full recovery and that her daughter will continue to have a mom for many more years to come.

This is why I am doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer!!

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