#WeAreBurlington

Burlington, I’m talking to you.  Geneva Park Drive, I’m talking to you.  Guelph Line, Cardiff Crescent, Fairview Street, I’m talking to you.  Regal Road, I’m especially talking to you.  I’m telling you there’s hope.

cqj2b-stories-of-hope Remember last Summer, when Calgary was hit by a hundred-year flood that devastated the city?  Remember when the rains poured in, the rivers raged, and the devastation grew?  Remember how the community pulled together, neighbours rallied, government stepped up, and people helped?  I do.  I remember, because some of my best friends were hit the very hardest:

Their basement completely submerged?  Yep.

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Yard underwater, unsafe, and unusable?  Yep.

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Contents destroyed, financial disarray, memories lost?  Yep.

Sludge and sewage and nastiness everywhere?  Yep, yep, and yep.

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They’ve been there.  Calgary and many other Southern Alberta communities were right where you are now, only a year ago.  And they made it.  They rallied, they worked, they fought, they cried.  And here they are, on the other side:


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And you will be too.

We are here for you.

#WeAreBurlington.

***For those not aware of the Burlington, Ontario, flood that occurred on Monday, August 4th/2014,
you can read more information here, here, and here.
You can donate HERE.***

 


F*** Cancer. Enough.

No really.  F*** it.  I’ve had enough of hearing that yet another friend is fighting this battle, had enough of cancer attacking young, strong, wonderful people, had enough of this awful disease.  Had enough.  Enough.

Last week alone, a friend’s husband lost his battle with cancer, another friend was diagnosed, and a third friend discovered a second cancer site.  And that’s just last week, just within my circle of friends and acquaintances.  Enough.

Cancer’s reach is widespread and non-discriminate.  More than 187 000 Canadians got a cancer diagnosis last year, and 40% of us can expect to get diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives.  40%, 2 in 5, almost half.  Enough.

So what can we do?

We can help them fight.  We can fight with our friendship, our homemade soup, and our I’m-here-for-you-hugs.   We can fight with our screening tools, our risk-factor minimization, and our spread of awareness.  We can fight with our wallets, our research dollars, and our fundraising efforts.  We can help them fight until it’s enough.

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Here are a few fundraising efforts near and dear to my heart.  Please grab your credit card and click on the links.  Enough.

Love the Snatch Foundation for Cervical Cancer Research

Kim’s Ride to Cross Out Cancer

Burlington’s Relay for Life