It's that bittersweet time of year as I don my little used running shoes and trudge 5K to honour Canadian children and adults whose lives were cut short by Fanconi anemia, a genetic disorder that leads to bone marrow failure, leukemia and cancer.
The list sadly continues to grow: This year I honour the memories of Samuel Boudreau and Emiliano Andrade as well as Aaron, Alcide, Amanda, Ameera, Audrey, Charlotte, Danielle, Drake, Evangeline, Jaclynn, Jamie, Janelle, Jason, Kevin, Matthew, Omer, Piper, Sanjeev, Sophia, Tali and Terri-Lee.
I am participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half-marathon/5K Charity Challenge which is happening virtually the year all through October.
Please support the search for better treatments for FA and its related cancers to help all FA patients by sponsoring me, Annette, Sarah or any Fanconi Red Hots team member.
Your kindness is truly appreciated.
Research into Fanconi Anemia (FA) is being performed worldwide by many committed researchers. FA research leads to a better understanding of the cancers that affect many FA patients. Canadian researchers have played a leading role in FA research. Challenge yourself to run, walk or wheelchair to support FA research. Join our charity challenge team and receive run registration discounts and fundraising support.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Nov 02||Sandra Secord||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 31||Chris & Karen Bentley||$100.00|
|Oct 29||Charmaine Woods & Family||$100.00|
|Oct 29||Lisa JvR||$100.00|
|Oct 29||Valerie Edwards||Undisclosed amount|
|Oct 28||Aria’s Family||$50.00|
|Oct 27||Chris Stankiewicz||$100.00|