It has been three years since participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer, and I am more excited than ever. I am excited to get moving and support BC Cancer patients! I'm joining others across the province and beyond to move, no matter where we are, every single day of the month.
One in two British Columbians are impacted by cancer. That's why I've committed to move and raise funds for patients, survivors and those we've lost. This challenge is more than exercise, it's about joining a community who know that together we can make an impact for those we love and have loved. I am dedicating my efforts this year to my parents, who unfortunately both lost their battle to cancer.
In 2008 I had lost my father, Rolando Torres, to pancreatic cancer. I had lost my rock and superhero. At the age of 17, I had to learn how to manage life without him.
In 2018 I stopped working to be the primary caregiver for my mother, Josephine Salonga, who fought a rare type of endometrial cancer, within that time we had spent countless hours and night in the emergency room and at BC Cancer. This was also not her first rodeo, as we had spent a lot of time at BC Cancer 7 years prior when she successfully beat breast cancer. I had never seen anyone fight so hard, and in 2020 she had peacefully passed.
The support, community, and kindness that was always experienced at BC Cancer is unmatched. Your donation will help continue research, resources and fuel hope for the 80,000 patients per year who depend on BC Cancer. It is important that funding does not stop so that research may continue to progress and develop.
I am making an effort to walk at least 10k a day and I invite everyone to join!
I am also challenging all of you, to take a moment to appreciate each day that passes by, to have a moment of gratitude.
My goal this year is $1,000! This is more than triple of my goal 3 years ago, but I know that this is achievable! And if I reach or surpass my goal I will be cutting, and donating my hair to an organizatios that can create wigs for those who have lost their hair to chemotherapy.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my story and to learn why donations to BC Cancer are important.
A big thank you to everyone! I am honored and amazing by all the support.
As promised, because I reached my $1000 goal I will be cutting all my hair around the third week of June. Now to level up! I have a big goal of $3000! If I hit my goal, I will like YOU, the people decide what color to dye whatever hair I have left on my head. Fire red, ocean blue, electric yellow. Whatever social media decides. no matter HOW crazy. I will dye my hair that color if I reach my new goal of $3000. LEVEL UP YA'LL LETS GO!!