Today is “Gear Up Day !”
What is Gear Up Day? It’s the official launch of the 2013 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer campaign. Next spring, on June 8-9, 2013 I will be riding in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital cancer research centre for the 6th time! It will be my 3rd ride since my own battle with cancer. Once again I am glad to be riding as the captain of Team Kortright.
What I’m not so glad about is that this year, as in every year previously, the number of people the team is riding for has increased. It can be disheartening to see more and more of our friends and family are being afflicted with this disease. But like them, we ride on, because giving up isn’t an option. They continue living on relying on friends, family and faith to get them through. The most recent of these is my friend Cindi Olsen whose victory over cancer is being chronicled by her husband Pete over at their blog – Following Jesus is Hard.
And so, once again I appeal to all of you to support Team Kortright and I as we continue to do our part in the fight against this disease. You can donate online by clicking on the banner on the left side of your screen and checking out my Ride Page.
While there you can also join Team Kortright by clicking on the “Join Dennis’ Team” button. Sign up and be a part of what is always an amazing adventure. If you want a look at what the ride is like check out the previous posts by clicking on RtCC in the tag cloud.
I’d like to thank you all in advance for your support as we continue to seek the goal of conquering cancer in our lifetime!