Miles for Myles

Team Captain: The Richardsons
Workout to Conquer Cancer 2024
$159,135.00 Raised
$179219

 

We are participating for a fourth year in the Workout to Conquer Cancer to get moving and support BC Cancer patients in honour of our beloved Myles. Myles passed away on June 1, 2022, at the age of 15, just 15 months after he was diagnosed with Diffuse Infiltrating Gastric cancer, and the day after we finished the May challenge, he passed away. It is still impossible to believe that we won't be sending him daily updates and seeing his smile as we surpass goal after goal on his behalf. Myles was delighted to watch the donations come in, and he appreciated all the donors' support and love so much. We know he will be with us in spirit and always walks with us, his grieving family and friends.

Team Miles for Myles is raising funds this year for one of the BC Cancer Foundation's key priorities, pediatric cancer research led by Dr. Poul Sorensen and his colleagues at BC Cancer.

Dr. Sorensen's lab is currently focused on two urgent priorities within childhood cancer research:

  1. Targeting high-risk pediatric cancers with new immunotherapy approaches.
  2. Understanding and targeting stress adaptive pathways in high-risk pediatric cancers and how these pathways lead to aggressive metastatic disease.

What is very exciting about both these research streams is that they could lead to available treatment for pediatric cancer patients in as little as one to one and a half years! This is significant because, up until now, children have had very little access to immunotherapy and have had no treatment for aggressive metastatic disease.

The goal for Miles for Myles this year is to raise $179,219! This will bring the four-year total to $600,000. Team Miles for Myles has had fantastic support over the past three years, which has allowed Myles's family and friends to accomplish so much, but kids facing cancer need more. Myles would expect us not to give up.

Our team joins others across the province and beyond to move, no matter where we are, every day of the month. Cancer impacts one in two British Columbians. This challenge is more than exercise; it's about joining a community that knows we can make a difference through fundraising.

So, as we prepare to move through May, please show your support by donating to our team today.

If you wish to form a team, we welcome you. Or please join us at one or both of these special events this May:

1. 3rd Annual Buckets for Myles Basketball Tourney at Rockridge Secondary, Saturday, May 4th.Everyone is welcome to come and cheer the players on. 11am- 2pm, 5350 Headland Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 3H2.

2. F45 Training Ambleside Beach District Fundraiser for Miles for Myles, Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am-noon. 1439 Clyde Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1E9. More details on how to register coming soon.

Thank you in advance for your donations and support.

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