Kinsmen Ride for a Lifetime 2018
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83%
 

Goal $1,500.00

$1,250.00Raised

Hi, and welcome to my page!

 

The snow is gone, the sun is here, and there are miles (or kilometers) of road out there.  I am really excited to have the opportunity to join this year’s Kinsmen Ride for a Lifetime, benefitting the Kids Cancer Care Foundation (KCC).  For a cancer researcher like myself – or for any fellow rider, really – it’s great fun for a great cause.

 

Last year was my first KRFL. With beautiful scenery and some nice twisties during the day, and food and newfound friends at night, the experience was hard to beat – so I'm back for more.  The folks who took part in the Ride last year were also a diverse and interesting bunch. Truly. There were business people, artists, politicians, and everything in between. I even sat across the dinner table from a burly, prototypically biker-looking dude with long hair and all (yes, you, Mike D) who happened also to be a professional photographer and who blew me away when he casually asked me about CRISPR (a powerful, targeted, gene editing technology). Diversity notwithstanding, what the participants in the Kinsmen Ride all share in common is the desire to make things better for our our kids and our communities. And that brings me to KCC…

 

KCC has been a steadfast supporter of education, research, and supportive experiences for childhood cancer patients and families in Alberta for many years now.  I am one of the cancer researchers whose work is supported by KCC, and whose lab now resides in brand new state-of-the-art research facilities at the University of Calgary, thanks to KCC in partnership with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Funds from KCC have not only helped us build this space designed for greater collaboration and future growth, but they are helping us to delve deeper into the genetic mechanisms underlying different kids’ cancers – with the aim of finding new therapeutic targets and understanding the ways that cancers may evolve to evade therapy.  The past year also marked our clinical research colleagues’ first patient enrollments in a new personalized oncogenomics study for rare and refractory childhood cancers. Exciting times, for sure. But research is also hard, and KCC has been a constant cheerleader along the way.  So now, the ask... 

 

Please consider sponsoring me and helping me reach my goal of raising $1500.  Every dollar you contribute goes to KCC.  Your pledge and support of Kid’s Cancer Care will go a long way to helping the kids and families who’ve been touched by cancer, and the investigators who are working hard to make things better for the future.

 

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support!

 

Jen

 

 

https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-02-21/innovative-research-facility-pushes-boundaries-lab-design

 

https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-11-23/ucalgary-researchers-join-national-cancer-network-give-children-adolescents-and

Comments

  • Ebba (about 5 months ago)

    Enjoy the ride!

  • Suzanne (about 5 months ago)

    Ride like the wind!!! Cheers, Suzanne & Greg, and the entire Cedar Island Crew

  • Ana (about 5 months ago)

    Alberta

  • Ken (about 6 months ago)

    Have fun from the easy rider generation. Karen and Ken

  • Denise (about 6 months ago)

    Go Jennifer Go!!

  • Hans (about 6 months ago)

    All the best and have fun on your ride. From Anita and Hans

  • Michelle (about 6 months ago)

    Enjoy the ride!

  • Paul (about 6 months ago)

    Alberta

  • Richard (about 6 months ago)

    Thank you for doing this

  • Sorana (about 6 months ago)

    Have fun for a great cause!

  • Jane (about 6 months ago)

    Go Jen!!

  • Katrina (about 6 months ago)

    AB

My Status
Number of pledges received: 17
Goal achievement: 83%
Number of page visits: 239
Days since event: 171

Event Information
What: Kinsmen Ride for a Lifetime 2018
When: Friday June 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM

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