Monday, April 25, 2011

The Ride to Conquer Cancer

When was the last time someone came to you and said ‘I need your help’?  It’s a nice feeling, isn’t it?  Even when it means someone close to you is in some kind of distress, it still feels good that you might be able to help a little and that your friend felt they could come to you and ask.  I think that at the heart of every person, we all want to feel needed, and we all want to help.

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My friend Kevin asked for help recently.  He is doing a cycle in Australia called The Ride to Conquer Cancer and in the process, raising much-needed funds for the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.  Kevin’s brother, Brian, passed away in 1997 from non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma after battling it for over a year. Also, his Dad recently underwent surgery to remove Lymph Node Cancer and thankfully, is on the road to recovery after starting chemotherapy.

When you read Kevin’s story, I know you will be stuck by all the positive language not usually associated with the word cancer.  Even the cause, The Ride to Conquer Cancer, sounds victorious.  I love that Kevin has found a way to turn a difficult time in his life into an opportunity. Many people use their own battle to reach out to others in need and still others find a way to let others reach out to them.

Kevin bike

Kevin is 90% of the way to reaching his fundraising target.  Help him the rest of the way by sponsoring him a few notes- no amount is too small and I know that even seeing the number of people backing him on this makes a huge difference.  You can click here to sponsor (then click on the green donate online now button).  Go on- Do something nice today.

26 comments:

Brittany H. said...

My sister in law just walked 30 miles to help raise money for breast cancer. Good luck to Kevin!

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Krystal said...

aw, what an amazing cause and always so much more meaningful when you are supporting someone. he's doing a great job of raising funds!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

He's doing a great job to raise funds! Amazing!!!

lucy and sarah said...

Awesome cause!

ivy's closet said...

I'm glad you posted about this.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow that is such a good cause!! I hope he reaches his goal! :)
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molly said...

So great to post about this. All the best on his travels.

audrey marie said...

great cause - i'm doing a cancer walk in may too!

ps - my shoes are pura lopez, from intermix :)

Kavery said...

Makes the whole endeavour more meaningful. Hope he gets his target.

k come karolina said...

great couse!



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Couture Carrie said...

Great cause, darling!

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Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Amazing. x hivenn

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

You are a good friend.
Best of luck to Kevin!

Dilan Dilir said...

I love riding bike :):):)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

What a great cause and I agree that it always feels amazing to help out anyone in need! Wishing him the best of luck! xoxoxoo

Nikki said...

That's so nice he asked you. You must be a good friend. Glad he's found a way to honor his family.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Good luck to kevin! what a great cause!

Samantha said...

That's really great! I do the Susan B. Komen 5k every year :o)

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Bonnie said...

I love hearing positive news like this. As a liver disease patient, I take part in the Liver Life Walk every year. It feels so good to participate in such important causes. My fiance's uncle recently passed away from cancer. :( These events help raise awareness and relate something positive to something that is so negative.

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Kristen Leotsakou said...

such an admirable deed!

Holly said...

What a wonderful cause! Great post!!

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a woman's right to shoes said...

What an amazing cause! Good luck to Kevin!

thechyrelgomez said...

i ran a marathon for breast cancer before. it's nice to help them in any way we can.

Izzy said...

This is so fabulous! Good luck! Thanks for the comment, new post up :)
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Leia said...

What a great cause! Well done Kevin!

Leia

little t said...

A huge thank you to anyone who helped Kevin to reach beyond his target and for all your kind words of encouragement.

You guys are the best!

xxx