As some of you may or may not know, September is a pretty important month when it comes to shedding public awareness for blood cancers.
Earlier this summer, one of Matthew’s doctors approached me and asked if I wanted to be part of the committee for the Cycling for a cure event, for the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center, which raises money for Cellular Therapy Research. This cause is directly related to the immunotherapy treatments that saved Matt’s life once and goes directly to a team of doctors, many of whom treated Matt throughout the last 3 years. It was a no brainer. I accepted the offer right away and started helping in any way I could for this incredible cause.
This year’s Cycling for a cure, is in Matthew’s honor. It is in honor of the incredible awareness he brought on to Cellular therapy and its need in Canada. In honor of the role he played in the large grant they received last year, for immunotherapy treatments. In honor of how incredibly hard he fought. In honor of how kind hearted he was to help other patients in similar situations, all the while battling his own disease. Matt and I took pride in doing all of this together and I promised I would never stop fighting and continue the legacy we had started.
“I was the face of the therapy, the third slide of the PowerPoint presentation, and the extra boost the presenters needed to convince the panel how important this research actually was. I’ve never been so proud of being a part of something so important.” - Matt
Last year, Matt was actually supposed to participate in this biking fundraiser. He began to exercise very regularly in preparation for it, but unfortunately relapsed before he was able to participate.
This year, I hope that you will join our Matt Attack team, and that we can make him proud together, by raising money and by winning a couple of the biking races throughout the day (we all know how competitive he sometimes got ;) )! Take your bike out and join us on September 30th for a great day spent outdoors at circuit Gilles Villeneuve !
Together we can help save lives.
Here’s the link to my page where you can give as little or as much as you can. Anything will make a difference in accelerating the whole process to get these much-needed therapies to Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.
Keep on keepin' on. Doing good never gets old. Great cause! Wish I could be there cycling with you guys.
Business Council, a student organization at the University of Illinois, donates this money that we raised during our spring semester.
Katia, we are so happy to be part of the "wind behind your back".
Thinking of all of you… Matt is our inspiration! Never ever did he give up!
Keep On, Mama Bear! Xxoo
Go Matt Attack!
My dearest Chris, I wish I could be with you tomorrow… How gorgeous is that picture! I wanted you to reach your goal! Love you!!!!
GO EM GO!
To teka, za biciklo i naprijed!!!!
Imas li biciklo?
Its great what you are doing Jen and the cause is noble! Good job and good race! :)
Great cause Jen! Good luck with the race!
GO JEN GO!
Let's go Katia! I'm right behind you!!! ????????
Keep on going Katia! Your story with Matthew is one of love and courage !
Have fun on the race :)
Bonjour, j'étais un collègue de Matthew, bravo pour ton travail.
Great work Katia!
Bravo pour votre acharnement à supporter la cause
You go girl!!!
Keep on going Katia!! So incredibly great to see you live on Matt's legacy xx
Bravo Katia, tu nous inspires.
Great initiative Go Kevin ????????
You got this! Matt will be right beside you rooting you on!!! WOOHOO!!!
Bike extra hard kev!
Way to go Kevin !!
Bravo !! et Merci
Hey buddy, get your butt on that seat and make it happen!!
Cant wait to see you on that tricycle Mike ;) Let's continue this fight together in honour of Matt !
Hey Mike,Wish I could be cycling with you guys tomorrow…I will be with you in thought…Tomorrow is Matt's day! What powerful legacy! Love you
Bravo Nancy ! Je suis fière de toi !
Go Patil go!
Proud of you!
You got this dudey!!
Forever supporting you ❤️❤️❤️
go vince go!
Make me proud buddy! I want to see 3 laps! ;-)
Good Luck my friend
GO VINCE GO!!!
Vince congratulations on all your hard work!
Continue your good work my son
Vincenzo Mom and are proud of you
Proud to be a part of your team always!