10/07/2012

Bringing Chemo to our Community

Today's post diverges from the typical.

Today I'm asking for a favor.

Through the AVIVA Community Fund, my little hometown is trying to win a competition that would bring funding for trained medical staff to visit our community twice per month to enable them to provide cancer related treatment/services to those in need.  Currently, there are no qualified professionals in Golden, BC to provide the care that cancer patients need which results in significant travel and expenses for their families.

This initiative is very close to my heart as my father has recently passed away from cancer. He suffered from a heart attack after battling lung cancer for a mere six months. During that time my family had to drive three hours (approximately) to the nearest cancer treatment center; often staying overnight at hotels or having to turn around and drive another three hours back home after the treatment. Bringing training to our local hospital so that our nurses and doctors could provide this support/service to residents would impact the lives of so many people in this rural community.

To vote, you have to register (and I apologize for that, I assume it’s to avoid spam voting). You can register with an email address or with your Facebook account which is quick and easy.

We are currently in the first qualifying round of the competition for funding.  You can vote every day up until October 15th - if we make it to the second round we can continue to vote.

Please consider taking a few minutes out of your day to explore this competition and vote to bring Chemo to our Community.

AVIVA voting page:http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf14530?
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Facebook support page: http://www.facebook.com/ChemoInOurCommunity?fref=ts

Thank you,
Jessie & Jordan 
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2 comments:

  1. Jessie, I didn't know that your father recently passed on. I'm sorry to hear that.

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  2. @ND Chic - thank you for your thoughts. I haven't talked much about it.

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