Push For Your Tush

The title of this blog isn’t about any of the following:

  • things to say while toilet training your toddler
  • things to do while seated on the toilet
  • things to say to yourself when constipated
  • things to say while passing gas

Nope, it’s the name of an exciting 10K Run/5K Walk.

Yesterday, the weather at Jericho Beach in Vancouver was awesome and so were the many cancer warriors and other participants of this year’s Push For Your Tush Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Canada.  This annual event is held in several cities across Canada and the event just keeps getting bigger and bigger! 

This was my first ever, walk for cancer.  But it won’t be my last…

And although I had Throat Cancer and not Colon Cancer – I wanted to participate in this fundraiser because cancer is cancer – and one of my all-time favourite football players – Lui Passaglia – is a colon cancer survivor.   Lui and the BC Lions Football Club are both participants/sponsors of this event and Lui’s team all wore orange coloured t-shirts.  And there was a ‘sea of orange’ up and down the length of the beach!  Other teams wore white t-shirts with the name of the person they were running/walking for printed on the back.  And there was a blue shirt for cancer survivors that were participating.

I was the only person on my team that walked but I had a generous team of supporters that helped me raise 193% of my goal!  Here are their names:

  • Ellen Suarez
  • Suzette Lacqua
  • Andy Folkins
  • Court Brooker
  • Dennis Szechy
  • Robert Mahe
  • Larry Conran-Smith
  • Dale & Diane Fraser
  • Freddy St. Andrews
  • Linda St. Andrews
  • Randy St. Andrews
  • Anonymous

And finally, here are some of the pictures from yesterday’s run/walk.



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An almost famous Film, Television & Stage Actor living in Vancouver, BC (as in almost pregnant). His other passions include: patient advocate (he had Stage 3 Throat Cancer) ; daily power walks at the Promenade in White Rock; and of course, spoiling his dog Holly Golightly. If you like the stuff he writes about - please leave a hug (or a comment).

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