When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer just after her sixtieth birthday, I was completely shocked. It was something I’d worried about as a child because my grandmother had died battling breast cancer. But as an adult, I’d put it out of my mind, convinced that my mom was still far too young to have to worry about such a thing.
In retrospect, I realize just how foolish that belief was. Current statistics show that nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. And while my mother’s story was the one that hit closest to home, I realized after her battle that I knew many, many people that had also received the dreaded diagnosis.
I’m very thankful that my mom’s chemotherapy and radiation has ended, hopefully forever. But I still want to do my part to help end cancer once and for all! That’s why I’m excited to learn about Colour Your Hair to Conquer Cancer, the newest initiative from Princess Margaret Centre to help raise funds for cancer research! [Read more…]