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Welcome back to our eighteenth
consecutive year of Kayaking for Cancer!
Victoria (and my dad, Ken) here. Day 4 is done. We have officially travelled over 100km since we left Kingston and the two of us are back in familiar waters once again. This is our first year participating in the Kayaking for Cancer event and it has been wonderful getting to travel with everyone over the last few days.
Cancer has affected many members of our family and we know it is something that links everyone here. When this event started eighteen years ago, treatments that are standard therapies now didn’t exist. These therapies have saved the lives of people in our family and made this father-daughter team possible.
This trip is a very personal one for the two of us. Cancer has sadly taken one of my cousins and my grandfather over the past few years, as well as parents of some of my friends. I am so incredibly happy to say that my dad, my grandmother and one of my uncles have been successfully treated and are in good health. Two years ago when my dad was going through treatment, walking to the living room was difficult for him. I am proud that soon we will have travelled 200km together kayaking on the water.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone who has supported us in this event. We’d both also like to thank all of our friends and family who helped us through. It is people like you, and people like Kevin and the other paddlers who have done this event for years, that save people’s lives. These are the fundraisers that further research and improve treatment for everyone.
Victoria and Ken Saigle