The Ride to conquer Cancer – in memory of my Mom


I remember once when I was 16 years old and my mother and I were visiting my sister in Hawaii. At about 11:00 pm we received an obscene phone call. I woke up at 5 am to find my mother still talking to the caller.

“Yes, you should go back to school”, she was telling him, “you have a lot to offer”. 

I stared at her, dumbfounded. Shortly afterwards she hung up the phone saying matter of factly,

“He just needed someone to talk to”.

That was my mother. Judy Keith was three years older than I am now when she died of a brain tumour.

I have wanted to take part in a cancer fundraiser for a long time, in memory of my mom. “The Ride to Conquer Cancer” is a two day 200 kilometres bicycle ride. I have my bike and my helmet – all I need are sponsors.

So I am hosting an afternoon trivia fundraiser. You don’t need to like trivia to participate. It is played in teams of 6 – 10 people and lots of fun. You can come as a team, as a couple, or individually, and join a table. There will be refreshments and a silent auction. I sure hope you can come. And please bring your friends!
If you can’t come but would like to sponsor me, this is the link;jsessionid=00000000.app216c?NONCE_TOKEN=E245248CA753FA29298EF7A2F191B72C&px=4316135&pg=personal&fr_id=1641

Trivia Fundraiser 

Sunday November 26, 2:00 pm

211 Keays Rd. (It will be held in my shop where Sabrina’s wedding was).

Entrance fee: a $10.00 pledge.

Please Let me know if you can come and how many are in your party. 

Thank you in advance,

Arlene. 😄

5 responses »

  1. Can not make the event but will send you $50.00 donation towards your fund raiser. You are an amazing woman keep up the good work and continue to challenge yourself.
    All the best. Uncle Bill

    • Hi Uncle Bill, lovely to hear from you. And so generous of you to contribute and sponsor me! I I truly appreciate it. Thank you so much, and also for the kind words. Lots of hugs, Arlene

  2. Hi Arlene – Straighten me out – you have the date of November 26 for your next dinner and I think it has to be before you do your long ride, no? Sweet note about your Mom. xo Di


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