Monday, October 6, 2008

The Run For The Cure

Most who know me personally know that my beautiful little sister Hayley passed away from cancer about a month ago.
Hayley felt strongly about the Run for the Cure.
I was in St. Johns Newfoundland yesterday and was unable to get back to Fredericton in time to participate.
It's probably just as well. There would have been far too much emotion for me. I'm having difficulty just typing this.
My wife and twin sons joined in the Fredericton walk and completed 5 km.
I am so very proud of them.
My brother-in-law, step-sisters, their husbands, kids and my mother's friend from England walked in Toronto.
Between us all we raised over $7000 in Hayley's name.
My brother-in-law Ronnie forwarded this link to a video on the Toronto Sun website. He is in it speaking about Hayley.
I hope that this link works.

In addition, there is an article in the Toronto Star with Ronnie talking about Hayley. It mentions that we raised over $6000 but $7000 is what I have heard most recently.

The article also mentions my mom who is in hospital right now.
She also has cancer and is trying to beat it.

I have to go. I prefer not to talk about this any more right now. Sorry.



Train Geek said...

That's an awesome amount you guys raised - great job. Hang in there, I'm thinking of all of you.

David said...

Congratulations to the entire team! The run was a huge success and you should all be proud of your contribution to the cause.

Janice said...

What a moving story. Love is a wonderful thing. I ran on the weekend for my sister and my father. They both have cancer. We will beat this thing. All of us together.

Jennifer said...

it's so nice to see Hayleys' husband in the spotlight about something she cared so deeply about - I'm positive her beautiful spirit was right there with him.

Anonymous said...

cheryl said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Participating in "The Run" will take on new meaning.

Katrina and Phil (England) said...

Dear Tim, Ronnie, Iris and all the family.

Just sending your our love and what a fab amount to have raised.

She will be missed by everyone, Hayley was a beautiful person, both inside and out.