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Riding for Hodgkins Lymphoma Research

By 05/27/2022No Comments

Help Jason Friesen reach his fundraising goal for Hodgkins Lymphoma research! Donate Now!

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The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 2 day ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls, covering over 200kms in the process. As a cancer survivor, the feeling of crossing the finish line in Niagara Falls with a huge crowd cheering you on is a pretty emotional experience.

We’ve all been impacted by cancer and anything we can do to bring an end to this terrible disease is a step in the right direction.

 

I hate asking anyone for anything but this is one cause I am truly passionate about and sincerely thank anyone who wishes to support me in advance.

 

Thank you sincerely.

Jason

What is Hodgkin lymphoma?

 

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a cancer that starts in lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell found mostly in the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system, which helps your body fight infection and disease. The lymphatic system is made up of lymph, lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymphatic organs throughout the body. HL can start anywhere in the lymphatic system. It usually starts in a group of lymph nodes in one part of the body, most often in the chest, in the neck or under the arms.

“VERICO is proud to support the charitable initiatives of our members. Jason has turned his personal experience into a steadfast commitment to giving back and it is inspiring,” Mark Squire, Chief Operating Officer & President, VERICO Canada.

“So many within our industry have felt cancer’s impact as either a patient or as a care giver. We are proud to help make a difference by supporting brokers and industry participants by matching their raised funds for cancer research through the MPC Foundation Dollar Matching Program.”

Daryl Harris, Chair of the Mortgage Professionals Canada Foundation board of directors.

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