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Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's #RUN4HOPE Fundraiser

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Hilary Clark

THE STORY:

Prostate cancer is a disease that has impacted my family directly, as my father, Daryl, 59, was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in January 2014. The doctors told him that he likely only had 1-3 years to live. However, here we are three years later.

I will always remember the day when my parents came home from getting the results, and they sat my siblings and I down, and told us that Dad had cancer, and it was “really bad.”

From that day forward, we would always have a pit in our stomach, and a overhanging fear of the “worst” actually happening.

Through the course of these past three years, my Dad has received many forms of treatment, ranging from chemotherapy, radiation, to various drug therapies, which have at times, made his cancer dissipate into almost nothing.

However, we have also had our fair share of down periods, where in fact, one of the drugs he was on had a 10% chance of feeding the cancer, and it did exactly that; the cancer came back stronger than ever.

Luckily, he was able to go on a novel drug that reversed the effects of that prior drug, and for the past two years, he has been able to live a fairly normal life: golfing, hiking, vacationing, and spending time with his family and friends.

Unfortunately, in the past few months his “numbers,” or PSA (an important indicator for determining how much cancer is in his body) have continued to rise, and the current drug therapy he is on has started to lose its effect.

The only thing that gives us a glimmer of hope is that there are other trial drugs out on the market that could potentially help him in his fight, however, they are not for certain.

The pit and overhanging fear continues, and I can tell you first hand, that having a father, or in my Mom’s case, a husband of over thirty years, sick with cancer, causes an overwhelming amount of stress and never-ending upset. Every doctor’s appointment for instance, where we receive the results for that month, we have to hold our breath and hope for the best. We know that things could change at any moment, and unfortunately we are currently in that period, where things have changed.

Having said that, my father has shown through his own actions, that we cannot give up, we cannot submit to the cancer diagnosis that is trying to cut his life short. He has chosen to continue living life as normal, and his positive attitude and strength, has allowed us to carry on with our lives.

When you are dealing with an advanced stage diagnosis, it is all about buying time, and the prospect of new drugs on the market that could aid in the fight, allows for hope. That is why raising funds for future research is so important. 

Please donate to this worthy cause, any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Hilary Clark 

$12,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily Haier

    $50

  • Lachlan

    $20

  • Madeline L Denley

    $100

  • George Collister

    $100

  • DJ Denner

    $500

  • Stephanie Clark

    $100

  • Collister family

    $100

  • lynn wallace

    $50

  • Kim & Andrew Allan

    $100

  • Johnnie Allan

    $50

  • Ailee Gilron

    $25

  • Jayme Forrest

    $25

  • Lou-Anne Haier

    $100

  • Katherine Hadley

    $50

  • John Hadley

    $100

  • Georgia Smythe

    $50

  • Jacqui Smith

    $100

  • Kathleen Widdows

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicole Wong

    $25

  • Donaldson/Noble Family

    $200

  • The Wong Family

    $50

  • Dee jay

    $100

  • Kaitlyn McClay

    $50

  • Rachel Aaron

     

  • Juliet Balfour

    $100

  • Patricia and Mel Turner

    $100

  • Tony and Jasna Frakes

    $500

  • Feisal

    $100

  • Laura

    $50

  • JoAnn Harrington

    $100

  • Dan McFaull

    $50

  • The Campbell Family

    $125

  • Mike & Cathie Woods

    $100

  • Barry & Lynn

    $100

  • Frank Malinka

    $100

  • Alexandria Lee

    $100

  • Dustin and Melissa

    $50

  • Gabrielle and Norman Flynn

    $100

  • Chris

    $25

  • Kevin & Anne Pistawka

    $100

  • Blake Ellis

    $50

  • Roger Flowerdew & Deborah Quinn

    $150

  • Ann Hickey and Marc Sandercombe

    $100

  • Lance & Gloria

    $100

  • The Bowen Family

    $100

  • Stacy Victoria Raymond

     

  • Jess & Kris Lazaruk

    $100

  • Sarah and Chip

    $100

  • Jonathan and Rhea

    $500

  • Kendall Lewis

    $50

  • Wendy and Mike Fitzsimmons

    $100

  • Corey

    $75

  • Carl Mark

    $100

  • D&W ONeill

    $100

  • Ben Gula

     

  • Lonnie & Graham Macmillan

    $500

  • Tamasin Wallace

     

  • Roy & Andrea Zenko

    $100

  • Diane & Don Leslie

    $100

  • Josh Allan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Pearce Fraser

    $50

  • Madison Burns

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Paris Sisters

    $150

  • Kira Whitehead

    $25

  • Jacob Switzer

    $50

  • Earle family

    $100

  • Nick Roos

    $100

  • Michael and Suzanne Birch

    $250

  • Peter Eirikson

    $100

  • Sara Dubois-Phillips

    $250

  • Sarah Won

     

  • Anonymous

    $855

  • Remi Oguni

    $50

  • Hillary deWildt

    $50

  • Patrick Delesalle & family

    $500

  • Joanne and Jon McKinney

    $100

  • The Ogilvie-Turner Family

    $25

  • Jocelyn & David

    $100

  • Smith family

    $100

  • Lisa Geddes

     

  • Sheri Shepard

    $100

  • Alex Lea

    $50

  • Barton family

    $100

  • Dan Dente

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • David & Ingrid Phillips

    $250

  • Forsyth Clan

    $100

  • Sandy & Tracy Moore

    $100

  • Andrea Basche

    $100

  • Dave Hughes

    $100

  • Gillian and Dan Cortese

    $100

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The Team: $26,217 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Clark

Amount Raised

$12,050

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Fitzmaurice

Amount Raised

$7,690

 

154% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Weller

Amount Raised

$1,627

 

325% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Astryd Van Buuren

Amount Raised

$1,075

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Fitzmaurice

Amount Raised

$920

Fundraiser Title

Remi Oguni

Amount Raised

$600

 

120% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Fitzmaurice

Amount Raised

$515

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Leger

Amount Raised

$380

Donor Comments

Gillian and Dan Cortese

Gillian and Dan Cortese

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Dave Hughes

Dave Hughes

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Andrea Basche

Andrea Basche

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Sandy & Tracy Moore

Sandy & Tracy Moore

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Forsyth Clan

Forsyth Clan

DONATION: $100

Run like the Wind!! 5 months ago

David & Ingrid Phillips

David & Ingrid Phillips

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Dan Dente

Dan Dente

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Barton family

Barton family

DONATION: $100

5 months ago