Sophie is Clean!


Congratulations to everyone on Team Alberto European Extreme Style, who rode 260km over 2 days from Vancouver to Seattle this past weekend.   All in all our team 

Our Team, Riding to Conquer Cancer
Our Team, Riding to Conquer Cancer

had 25 riders and raised over $90,000 for Cancer Research!

The Ride to Conquer Cancer in its first year in BC had 1701 riders and raised over $6.9MM for the BC Cancer Foundation.  This is a record for this kind of event in BC, and sets the stage for even more success next year.  Congratulations everyone!

I’ve shared with you the heart-rending story of my friend Marcel’s 4-year old daughter and her bout with brain cancer. I dedicated my RIDE to her battle this year, and just 5 minutes ago I received this wonderful email…after 2 surgeries and more than 5 cycles of chemotherapy Sophie is clean!

“Hi Andrew and Jim,

Sophie had a (scheduled) MRI and CT scan and a lumbar puncture yesterday. The purpose of these procedures was to see if the tumor has returned or not.

Minutes ago we received the results of the tests. Sophie is clean! I don’t know the details yet but it seems that there are no traces of malignant cells in the brain nor spinal fluid.

This is very, VERY important and good news which I wanted to share with you all immediately. Because, the longer the malignant tumor stays away, the lower the probability that it will return.

In the mean time Sophie is doing amazingly well. She had her stem cell transplant a couple of weeks ago and she’s still in isolation. Most kids would be a wreck right now but she has never looked better and she is more happy and cheerful than she has ever been before!
She’s truly amazing. And I am so proud to be her father…

I actually want to shout from the rooftops that cancer research is SOOOO important. Sophie is doing remarkably well because she’s having experimental chemo. A treatment that didn’t exist 10 years ago.

10 years ago she would have died!

Thanks for your support in our fight against cancer my friend. Thanks so much.”

If you are dedicated to the ambitious goal of seeing an end to cancer, successes like this is why we do it…have a great weekend!