This May Duncan Allen Law LLP is participating in Workout to Conquer Cancer to get moving and support BC Cancer patients, including our own Laura Allen! Our team is joining others across the province and beyond to move for 30 minutes, no matter where we are, every single day of the month.
As many of you know, Laura was diagnosed with cervical cancer just after Christmas. She is in Victoria for March and April undergoing both chemotherapy and radiation. The treatment is aggressive, but she has been handling it well. One of Lauras priorities during treatment has been to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, based on the research that shows this increases her chance of beating cancer and helps relieve some of the side effects of treatment. So we thought, why not all do this together in May and raise some funds while we are at it?
BC Cancer Foundation has created technologies and techniques that have directly impacted Lauras specific treatment. More is being done as we speak, which will make radiation better for people in the future, including reducing the short and long-term side effects and making it so that people who have cancer in delicate areas (like the brain) can still get radiation. All right here in BC! They also provide funding for patient services like counselling, nutrition and pain and symptom management.
When Laura was diagnosed we were shocked to learn that 1 in 2 British Columbians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives. Whether we run, walk, stretch or squat, every move we make and dollar we raise will be in support of the 77,000 people facing cancer this year across British Columbia.
So, as we get ready to sweat our way through May, please show your support by making a donation to our team today. Weve done fundraisers for cancer before, but this time it feels very real and very personal.
Thank you for your support!