To Kecia Prevost, the upcoming Brain Tumour Walk is about honouring and supporting her Aunty Kelly Chapman.
Kelly, a Band Member and long-time employee of Seabird Island and Seabird College, was first diagnosed with breast cancer 3-years ago.
“She’s the strongest and most humble woman I know”, says Kecia, “she’s been fighting and beating this with all she has and it’s our time to show support.”
Kelly was diagnosed with brain cancer this past year and that made Kecia want to show her support with more than words.
So, this spring Kecia registered for the 22nd Brain Tumour Walk in Burnaby on June 26. Her registration also made many of her family members want to get involved.
“Our whole family is going to take part and Kelly is really excited about that.”
Kecia will be asking for support in a few ways.
She will be taking donation pledges online at http://goo.gl/30kAKG and seeking family, friends, and Kelly’s co-workers to join her “Run/Fight for Kelly Anne” team for the 2.5 km or 5 km Brain Tumour Walk. Kecia will also be hosting a donation drive in May and, depending on interest, another in June.
All donations go to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada which funds research, support programs, information, advocacy, awareness, and HOPE.