After this paragraph, there's going to be a bunch of preloaded information. That's important, but what is more important is WHY we're doing the walk this year. This past January we lost an amazing person to a brain tumour. Katie McGarrity was full of life, passion and humour. Anyone she met she would instantly win over with her boisterous laugh and keen sense of story telling. In what seems like a horrible turn of irony, prior to being diagnosed, Katie was a huge supporter of the Brain Tumour Foundation, and primarily the walk. We're looking to raise funds to help those caregivers that are there with their loved ones until the end - people like Katie's boyfriend Isaac, her dad and her sister, and Isaac's parents, who were all there for her until the very end. The toll this disease takes on caregivers is exponential and heartbreaking. So please, if you can, donate to help our team, Team #Katemeister, reach it's goal, it would be so greatly appreciated.
Now for the rest of the prewritten, very important, gobbledygook.
I’m part of the movement to end brain tumours and I hope you’ll support me and my team in this Canada-wide effort to put a stop to this disease.
By signing up for a Brain Tumour Walk, my team and I have made a commitment to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walk events strengthens the national movement to end this life-changing disease and brings hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, the hope for a cure.
Thank you for supporting me and my team, and more importantly, for helping the 55,000 Canadians who live with a brain tumour today.
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