Fight To End Brain Cancer

Dear Facebook Friends and Kix 4 Chix Enthusiasts,

As some of you may or may not know, in 2012 I was diagnosed Grade III Brain Cancer, shortly after I opened my business, Kix 4 Chix. I was told that my cancer would likely reoccur and it was unlikely that I would be able to continue kickboxing or conceive. Here I am almost 5 years later still kicking butt with a baby on the way!

As proud Canadian and a Tragically Hip fan, I was devastated to hear the news about Gordon Downie and his brain cancer diagnosis. Knowing from my own experience how long and hard the road for him will be, I was sympathetic but not willing to believe the “death sentence” prognosis that was being portrayed in the media.

Although brain cancer is very prevalent in Canadians of all ages and genders, it does not receive much awareness or attention drawn to it the way some of the other cancers do. Now that a beloved Canadian rock star has this disease, I hope this will change for the sake of everyone who has this condition.

On August 20, 2016 @5:30pm at Riverside Park and McDonald Park, the Kamloops Office of the Canadian Cancer Society along with many community  partners are showing live screenings of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” (check out the Canadian Cancer Society Kamloops Facebook Page for more details).

Although the band has asked that no admission or entrance fee be charged, they are encouraging viewers to make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society who will be on site at both locations, with all proceeds donated to the fund created for Brain Cancer Research in Honour of Gord Downie. You can also text-to-give to the fund by typing “FIGHT” to 20222.

Please attend this event, donate and/or volunteer with me this night to show your support as a Canadian and in honour of Gord and everyone who has had to deal with this horrible disease.