Saturday, 15 October 2005

Fun for a good cause

Hubster and I attended the second annual “Life Over Lymphoma” gala last night, along with 748 other people. Life Over Lymphoma is a foundation which was created by a dear friend of Hubster’s, Philip Lavorgna. He was taken by Non-Hodgins’ Lymphoma two years ago…just before my Dad died. His wife, Joanne, has continued Philip’s dream to raise money and awareness about Lymphoma. Their website gives the details.

I am so proud to have know Phil. He was a wonderful human being. I am proud to be a part of the fundraising efforts of his wife. She presented a cheque to Dr. Minden of Princess Margaret Hospital for $30,000.00 last night. Funnily enough, Dr. Minden was my father’s doctor. I spent a few minutes with him last night and was shocked that he remembered me, my name and my Dad. He remembered how Dad loved motorcycles and we reminisced a little bit. It was awesome to speak to the man who played such an integral part in my Dad’s last 5 years.

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