On September 8-9, 2012, fourteen courageous women walked 60km through the streets of Toronto, in both rain and sunshine, for The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. They asked for our support, and we were delighted to sponsor them $5000 in this event that supports the Princess Margaret Hospital. Team leader (newlywed and Brides’ Project client) Stacy Burns has a very compelling story about why she and her team of family and friends have taken part in this event for the past 2 years, and their motivation to keep on walkin’ in the years to come.
We formed a team composed of many sisters, most of whom had a parent who fought breast, brain, or prostate cancer. That led us to our team name, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Boobs, Brains, and Bums.
Each person walks for their own reasons, but we all walk together to make a difference and help to put an end to cancer. Just three days before the walk, my family found out that my mom’s brain tumour has returned. At this time, there are no treatment possibilities for her. The doctors have already exhausted all treatment options, as this is the fourth time the cancer has come back. They said she likely has about two months to live. We were shocked and devastated, but fiercely reminded of why we walk. We walk for all the fighters, the survivors, and those who have lost their lives to cancer. My sisters and I walked 60k to honour my mom’s strength and courage. Our entire team wore special pink ribbons in her honour.
In 2011, The Sisterhood raised over $20,000. In 2012, with the help of The Brides’ Project, we raised nearly $30,000! Looking forward, we’re gearing up for The Weekend in September 2013, with nearly 25 team members and a goal of raising $50,000! Check us out at www.endcancer.ca/goto/thesisterhood
Thank you to The Brides’ Project for supporting our team and making our Weekend matter!
Congratulations to the entire Sisterhood, and we wish you and your family every comfort in the tough weeks ahead.