Inspire, Lead, and Succeed by GIVING BACK!
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
I want to thank all of my friends, clients, business associates and potential clients for supporting my journey for the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Thank you so much!
Thanks to you I was able to exceed my fundraising goal of CAD 5,000.00 and without you none of this would have been possible.
As a member of “Steve’s Cyclepaths” team, I am proud to say that collectively our team of 150 individuals raised CAD 455,565.96.
This weekend was certainly an emotional experience for me, especially since the whole journey started with the main purpose of supporting one of my best friends who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. However, I am glad to report that the cancer was caught early and the prognosis is excellent.
This 2-day event was not only a great athletic, emotional, and mental challenge but it also made me realize just how many people really are affected by this debilitating disease. All the cancer survivors had yellow flags on their bikes and they are proud to show that they won their battle against cancer. If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, I don’t know what will.
I am aware that not all of you are willing and ready to cycle more than 215 km in one weekend to demonstrate the strength and willpower to do everything it takes to conquer cancer. However, I believe the amazing lesson learned by participating in such an event is that it doesn’t matter how you give back to the community as long as you do and that EVERYBODY should feel obliged to give back in one way or the other.
Please don’t be so consumed by living your life so that you forget to support others and/or worthy causes that deserve your attention.
So what are some of the things you can do?
- Donate money to a good cause
- Offer some of your services for free
- Participate in fundraising events
- Organize fundraising events
- Engage in some volunteer work
- Help friends and strangers with your advice
- Sign up as big brother or big sister
- Become a member of world vision
- Offer random acts of kindness to the people around you
I believe from the bottom of my heart that it does not matter what you do but I am convinced that when you give with sincerity, you will also receive.
I am certainly glad that I participated in this journey and I can only encourage each of you to add an event like this to your bucket list.
You won’t regret it, I promise!