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The spirit of Terry Fox lives on

Erika Emerson-Wiley has been participating in the Terry Fox Run at High Park in Toronto ever since she can remember. However, for the last 13 years, she has joined as a survivor.

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Bissette still in the hearts and minds of South Florida softball team

It’s been two years since Meredith Bissette’s last softball game in a University of South Florida Bulls uniform, but her presence with the team hasn’t faded.

Bissette was diagnosed with chordoma cancer in 2016. The disease can present anywhere along the spine and although the tumors are normally slow to progress they are relentless and can recur after treatment.

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Daffodil Month over, but fight against cancer goes on

“Sixty years ago, it was Lady Eaton whose family owned Eaton’s department store. She started to do some fundraising lunches or fundraising teas and she used daffodils to decorate them. It basically became the symbol for the month and then the symbol on our logo for the Canadian Cancer Society,” Patricia McLaughlin said.

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A living legacy

“They represent probably the largest patient campaign that OneMatch has had,” said John Bromley of the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network. “Her legacy with OneMatch will go as a person whose generosity was up and beyond the actual need for the one person herself. Cathy’s family was always the first one to say that we want to do it on behalf of the other over 900 patients waiting for a transplant.”

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A different kind of ‘buzzed’

“Almost cut my hair, it happened just the other day,” Scarborough resident Larry Kosowan sang, playing his acoustic steel-string guitar. But he did cut his hair. All 12 inches of his flowing, dark brown locks. Kosowan had been growing out his hair for the past three years to have it long enough to cut and donate to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

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Duo bike for cancer cure

Jason Ettorre and Raul Pavon have a lot of things in common. Both live in Scarborough, both enjoy biking, both have seen people suffer from cancer, and both have now accepted the challenge to fight the deadly disease. This June, the two men will participate in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling event from Toronto to Niagara Falls.