Laura Allen – along with her colleagues at Duncan Allen Law – signed up for Workout to Conquer Cancer in 2022 just two weeks after she finished treatment for Stage 3 cervical cancer.
Mohammad Shahid’s house is filled with reminders of his mom Sajida. The arts and crafts she made for their multigenerational family’s new dream home in Langley. The outdoor wicker swing chair she fell in love with while out shopping for patio furniture.
High school best friends Katie Houlgrave and Kathryn Byer shared a lot more than just similar first names. And neither geography nor COVID-19 could keep them apart, especially when one of them was facing cervical cancer.
As a physician, Dr. Sarojini Naidu can easily speak to the science behind the complex medical care her dad underwent after his double-hit lymphoma diagnosis in 2016. Similarly, she’s had to inform several of her patients at the start of their own cancer journeys. But what she wasn’t prepared for was the life-altering impact the disease would have on her family.
Colin Wood’s gym, F45 Training in Port Moody, saw him through the pandemic — and continued to stand strong behind him after he faced a second cancer diagnosis.
While Hélène Hamilton’s Grade 6/7 students definitely keep her on her toes, teaching is a far cry from the physicality required by her job as a paramedic for the past 10 years.
Jillian Wilson lost both her aunts, Lindsay and Karen, to cancer in March 2022. Her “Grams” passed away from the disease several years earlier, and her mom is living her life to the fullest after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma over a decade ago.
Danny Gill has lived a remarkable life – filled with a huge amount of love and loss, highs and lows. He’s used those experiences to become the present, healthy husband and father he is today, and hopes to inspire others to know they can do the same.
In July 2019 at age 33, Linda Bui’s world was changed when she received a shocking diagnosis – she had Panniculitis-like Subcutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. She lived in denial of the news for a few weeks until she began to feel ill and ended up in the ER.
As a trained trapeze aerialist, Rita Karageorgos-Moore knows that the show can’t go on unless you’re brave enough to let go. But unlike flying through the air, having the courage to share her ovarian cancer story was not something with which she had the greatest of ease.