On May 6th I will run my fourth half-marathon. The race will be a bit different this year, as the motive behind why I am running has shifted gears. This time, instead of running to the finish line to be greeted by my fiance, I will be running beside him as we raise awareness for a good cause. Find out more by reading his story below:
-- “I have Cancer”. Three words you never want to hear – especially from a loved one. On May 17, 2017 I received that message from my Dad.
During a routine check-up, a small lump was discovered on his prostate. The doctor said a small lump is usually no cause for concern, but proceeded to schedule a biopsy. The results from the biopsy proved the lump was in fact nothing; however, atypical cell structure was detected elsewhere. Thankfully my Dad’s prostate cancer was caught in the early stages and recent tests have shown his PSA levels are normal. My Dad has since made a few lifestyle changes that have positively impacted his overall health and stabilized his condition. At this time no further treatment is required, but the cancer is being monitored closely. His story reiterates the importance of having a routine check-up, not ignoring abnormalities and following up.
Receiving the news from my Dad will always be a reminder to cherish every moment of this precious life. I have decided to lace-up for my first half-marathon, alongside Joslynn, to raise awareness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated!
You can support us by joining our team, cheering us on or donating to either Brad or myself.