Boivin, Sylvie

Faces of Cancervive :: Meet Sylvie Boivin, one of our newer but no less inspiring Cancervive Cycle Tour riders. Sylvie road with us on the Tour for the first time in 2016 and will be joining us again this year. We were grateful because it meant we could celebrate her birthday with her – and eat cake! Cancer-survivor, Ironman finisher, mother, and dedicated cyclist Sylvie has become a favourite training buddy to many of us.

Here’s what Sylvie had to say about what Wellspring means to her:

“‘You have cancer’. The three words you do not want to hear. Now what, you ask yourself. You feel lost, suddenly uninformed, scared, angry, victimized, sad…and a variety of emotions you didn’t even know existed. And all these emotions take you on the ride of your life, maybe your last. You feel unbalanced, thrown off-kilter but you hang on for the ride. You feel alone even surrounded by the ones you love who are experiencing the ride maybe for the first time. They too feel helpless. This is where Wellspring comes in and brings a different perspective to your situation. Wellspring staff welcomes you with warm hearts, compassion and hope. The variety of programs offered by Wellspring is phenomenal and available at no cost to anyone with a diagnosis and their caregiver.

That is why I ride for Cancervive; so that Wellspring can continue to offer programs to anyone fighting for their life. So that no one has to face cancer alone.”

Merci Sylvie pour ton courage, ton esprit, and ta joie de vivre! We’re lucky to have you as part of the Cancervive family.

You can support Sylvie’s Tour by donating here.