Barb FIGHTS BACK!
Every year at this time, I ask myself the difficult question: "Can i ask my loyal supporters one more time to support BARB FIGHTS BACK?" This year, in the second year of this dreadful pandemic, that question is as difficult as ever. Barbara and I respect and appreciate the fact that this pandemic has most definitely had an impact on the financial situation for many people. Regrettably, the disease has not let up in its assault on way too many women in Canada.
The same remains true for health charities. OCC has, with very careful management, continued to do its important work. I am so proud of what the national team has been able to accomplish: a fast and nimble response to the need to aggressively manage costs and a remarkable and speedy switch to virtual management.
What's new for me is that I am drawing very near to the end of my term as a national board member. I do so at virtually the same time as OCC's remarkable CEO, Elisabeth Baugh will take her well-deserved retirement. She will be replaced (and I'm proud to have been part of the CEO search team) by the also remarkable Tania Vrionis at the end of August. Tania joins us from a senior national executive role with the MS Society.
On balance, I have decided to reach out again, and seek your support.
Let me reprise again a bit of what Barbara had to say at this time a couple of years ago.......her words are every bit as relevant today as they were then:
I owe a huge Thank you to all of you that have supported research and new drugs to treat OC. Without this my beloved Olaparib would not exist and I would not have been allowed precious time with my husband and family, my biggest treasures.
Such wonderful strides forward have been made in research and new drugs, allowing better treatment and extending the lives of women with OC.
I thank John for his constant support in “our” journey and Thank You, for allowing me to treasure each new day.
With heart-felt thanks,
Barbara's ongoing visits, many of them virtual. with her remarkable team at Princess Margaret continues to show that all her cancer indicators remain stable: a far cry from what we feared on Valentine's Day, 2012, when she was first diagnosed.
We really need your support!
Can I count on you to help us? Please support my 2021 "Walk" by giving generously.
Together we can make a difference!
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