This is the homepage for all members of the Dewey family participating in some form of the Virtual Challenge in lieu of the Cedars Dragon Boat Race. Thanks for visiting, and the support!!
This year's Cedars Cancer centre Dragon Boat race has been cancelled due to COVID 19. Much like everything else in our lives the last 6 months, participation has become virtual. This year each participant gets to create their own challenge and complete it under the umbrella of the Cedars Cancer Centre.
I've chosen to run 55 miles over 5 days, to bring awareness and raise funds in honor of my Mother, and Kevin Butterfill for the Cedars Cancer Centre.
Why 55? 55 is how old my Mom was when she lost her battle with cancer. Although "young" is a relative term, I really believe the best reason to struggle to find a cure is to stop lives from being cut short. Any life taken by cancer is a life lost too soon, and even though the enemy is one that we can't see, I take all the negative circumstances it creates personally.
Our rowing team known as "The Dusty Paddles" was founded by a friend of mine Kevin Butterfill, who lost his battle with cancer in 2017. He is the founder of the team, our leader, and the inspiration behind it. I'm happy to continue the tradition in a different way this year.
Between Monday September 7th and Friday September 11th, I'll complete the 55 mile running challenge. This event is set around raising funds for the Cedars Cancer Centre, awareness of Cancer, and the treatments available. I will be posting daily updates to prove the miles are getting done, and sharing stories, and/or information about the Cedars Cancer Centre.
Given the impact the pandemic has had on the world as we know it, I realize donating money may not be feasible. I hope that gives us more of a chance to really bring attention to the human side of Cancer and the affect it has on everyone it touches. I think this challenge will serve as a good time for myself to reflect on the experiences I've had with Cancer, and to honour my Mom.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and please go check out the Cedars Cancer Centre page.