Welcome to Jane Ambrose's personal page
Thank you for visiting my Personal Donation Page for the Run for the Cure.
I want to thank those that supported me as I completed my 15th run in the CIBC Run for the Cure as a breast cancer survivor! Last year, together we did a great job of raising over $3,000 and with that support were among the top individual fundraisers at the Vancouver Run. My goal and hope for this year is that we can push our total back over $5,000 raised to support research, awareness and education programs through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The reason I run is to remove the fear and uncertainty that I was faced with on June 12, 2003 when I received my cancer diagnosis following a routine mammogram. Within two months I underwent surgery to remove the cancer cells. Because of early detection the surgery was successful and I did not need radiation treatment or chemotherapy. During the same surgery I was able to have my breast reconstructed. My early diagnosis and immediate treatment are directly related to the awareness of breast cancer and the monies raised by individuals like you who support events like the CIBC Run for the Cure.
I am so fortunate this year to celebrate being cancer free for FIFTEEN YEARS and hope that no more of the women and girls in my family and among my friends will ever have to be faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer. This year, I'm also running with gratitude. Gratitude for the monies raised to support breast cancer research that created the early detection programs that were in place when our daughter, Jennifer, was diagnosed last fall with the same type of breast cancer. Thankfully, with early diagnosis, Jen received successful (and minimal) treatment in the spring and is well on the way to a bright, cancer free future as well.
We all know someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer and we know the devastation that it can cause families. I am writing to ask you to extend your support once again by making a donation in 2018.
I'm running for those that have gone before me and for our future generations. Now that I have a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a granddaughter, a niece, a niece-in-law and a three great-nieces I am even more devoted to finding a cure so that none of them will have to experience what I did. I also don't want my son, son-in-law, grandsons, nephew and nephew-in-law to have to watch their loved ones fight the same battle.
The actual Run will be a bit of a challenge for me this year because I broke my ankle this summer but I'll do hobble through as best I can. The most important part - the fundraising - is not affected by my ankle so I'll be looking for your donations just the same as always :)
Please take a moment to make a donation - the amount doesn't matter - every penny helps. I truly appreciate all of your support.