Today we’re sharing the story of an Edmonton rider who rode in support of Wellspring Edmonton in the 2015 and 2016 Cancervive Cycle Tours. Patti Szkwarok is a cancer survivor taking part in the ride so that others like her will have a place in Edmonton where they can face their cancer together.
Patti is a cancer survivor, six years strong. She believe strongly that while we may not be able to control if or when cancer will return, we do however have a say on how we choose to live with cancer.
While the Tour du Cancervive was her first road bike tour and was definitely her toughest physical challenge to date, she knew it wasn’t a race. Rather it represented to her hope to those like her living with cancer that you “can survive” and lead a happy and healthy life – with a little help from her family, friends, colleagues, professionals and fellow survivors.
With her support, she believes that Wellspring Edmonton, through its programs and services, will assist all cancer survivors and their families in overcoming the obstacles of cancer, with confidence and absence of fear.
Congratulations Patti for completing your first Tour! You’re an inspiration to the rest of the riders and to those living with cancer who might want to follow in your footsteps one day.
The Cancervive Family