CANCER, Tiffany Bond in Take Action in walk to “FIGHT BACK”

This is the 3rd year that I will walk as part of the team created in my Mom’s honor. We are a group of friends and family members that have come together to ‘celebrate my mom’s life’ by raising funds for the disease that took it. Our team is over 15 in number (many of which are 12 and under) and has become a tradition of sorts.

Cancer has affected us all in a variety of ways. Some of us have tackled it personally and lived to talk about it and some of our loved ones haven’t.

I walk to “FIGHT BACK” against this disease. Doing this and raising funds is the only way I know how to fight back. I am a survivor and as such I feel I owe my life to helping to make a difference for the future generations. I want this to be my legacy.

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease that starts in our cells. Our bodies are made up of millions of cells, grouped together to form tissues and organs such as muscles and bones, the lungs and the liver. Genes inside each cell order it to grow, work, reproduce and die. Normally, our cells obey these orders and we remain healthy. But sometimes the instructions get mixed up, causing the cells to form lumps or tumours, or spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

Tumours can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumour cells stay in one place in the body and are not usually life-threatening.

Malignant tumour cells are able to invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body are called metastases.

The first sign that a malignant tumour has spread (metastasized) is often swelling of nearby lymph nodes, but cancer can metastasize to almost any part of the body. It is important to find malignant tumours as early as possible.

Cancers are named after the part of the body where they start. For example, cancer that starts in the bladder but spreads to the lung is called bladder cancer with lung metastases.

About this event

Click here to read more about the Canadian Cancer Society Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer in Whitby 2012 event.

About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. For more information, CLICK HERE.

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