Cancer survivor, Canadian, Medical Radiation Technologist, teacher, sister, wife, mother, cyclist!
I was born and raised in Vancouver. After high school I enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program at BCIT. After graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant at St. Paul's Hospital for a year. When the new BC Children's Hospital opened its doors in 1982 I began my career in Nuclear Medicine taking on the roles of student supervisor and Chief Technologist for the next 16 years. Since 1998 I have been a member of the BCIT Faculty where I teach both 1st and 2nd year students. I am married and have 2 children that are enrolled at UBC. I am an avid soccer fan and support the Vancouver Whitecaps, Manchester United and my kids' soccer teams! I have always enjoyed cycling and feel fortunate to be able to combine my love of the sport with the ability to raise funds for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Over the years, many friends, neighbours and relatives have been diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, too many have lost their battles. I have two close girlfriends who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Very recently, two of my closest friends -- both young, health-conscious individuals -- fought valiantly but succumbed to the disease.