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#GOGOLD & Register today

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TEN YEARS

#GOGOLD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

We are a community that believes every child deserves to grow up healthy, and we're working together to make that happen. More than just a run/walk, this event is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community. All proceeds from the event go toward improving medical technology, increasing access to care, and supporting local families affected by childhood cancer.

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Let's continue making a difference and join us again for our annual Run/Walk for Childhood Cancer. With so many different ways you can get involved—from registering as a runner/walker or volunteer donating money or time—you can help make this year's event our biggest success yet!

LET'S KEEP ON WALKING/RUNNING FOR AS MANY MILES AS IT TAKES!

You'll get to spend time with family and friends while helping us raise funds that will go directly toward research into better ways to treat Childhood Cancer, families in need of financial support, and spreading awareness. 

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Calgary

YYC

September 17th, 2022

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Regina

YQR

October 1st, 2022

Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Brie-Lynn
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Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Brie-Lynn

At just over a year old, Brie-Lynn was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, a large tumour in her stomach. But that wasn’t where her story began. Months before, she had been coming down with inexplicable fevers, one after another. It was only after a cross-Canada road trip to visit family in Ontario that her family really saw that something was wrong. Brie couldn’t sit comfortably for long periods of time, which were typical for family trips. Her little baby belly was hard to the touch. The diagnosis came quickly after this. Once the family found out about the tumour, it seemed to kick start its growth. Brie- Lynn could no longer walk. The tumour was so large it was pushing on her major organs and vascular system. The tumour threatened kidney function (which could have put her into kidney failure), and the redirection of blood flow made her tummy very veiny. What came next for Brie’s cancer protocol was 43 weeks of aggressive chemo (4 different types of chemo drugs), surgery and 20 sessions of abdominal radiation (once the tumour shrunk to a peach size). When that was completed, there were an additional 6 months of maintenance chemo. Now the family deals with the aftermath of dental decay, future concerns of post-treatment conditions to major organs, and the possibility of a relapse. Brie has had to grow up so fast. She now loves putting make-up and perfume on. She loves playing with LOL dolls, dancing and singing to the Old Town Road song (this song makes her laugh). Being tickled makes her laugh uncontrollably. She loves her iTunes to watch videos. She loves camping and campfires. Brie-Lynn’s parent’s advice for other parents with Childhood Cancer, “Go with your gut feelings, Be their voice. Use Child Life and connect with whatever support is offered.”
Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Auralia
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Believe in the Gold, Little Golden Star - Auralia

9-year-old Auralia was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in November 2018, just weeks before her 8th birthday. Two days after admission, she had surgery to have a PICC line inserted in her arm/bone marrow biopsy because she was too sick with the flu to have an IVAD placed. The first month was a blur of induction, bone marrow biopsies, spinal taps, testing and a whole lot of chemo. She then had 6 months of consolidation therapy, which consisted of admissions every 3 weeks for 2-3 days as well as the list of other daily and weekly meds. She is now in maintenance chemotherapy, which is 2.5 years total, Auralia has 1.5 years left to go. Auralia is doing much of her education at home with her mom to limit her time out in public, and keep her healthy. The family does get out into the outdoors as much as possible, and they love the mountains, hiking and nature. The best feeling since diagnosis has been watching Auralia get stronger and being able to hike and climb further and further. So far, her longest hike/climb since diagnosis is 8.5 km into a cirque between two mountains in Kananaskis. Her parents also really enjoyed watching Auralia finally get the chance to ride a horse, thanks to a family friend. Jet is a musical ride horse who dances! It was amazing to watch her feed, groom and ride Jet, and she even managed to get him to walk backwards (with a little help). Auralia’s parent’s biggest advice to other parents – “Never doubt your gut instincts. Always be the biggest advocate for your child.”