Roma's Roses is 16 years strong!
Over 17 years have passed since my beautiful mom, Roma beat her battle with Breast Cancer! With each day that passes, we remember her strength and vigour in beating the odds!
This is my 16th year of participating in this amazing event and it has become a family affair with my husband Mark being my inspiration through training, encouragement and the team manager, without whom I would be lost. This year he decided to do something different and auction off a 1979 10th Anniversary Edition Trans Am at the Mecum Auction in Chicago with all proceeds going towards this initiative in honour of our amazing matriarch and Princess Maragaret Cancer Centre!
My sister Pauline has always been Mark's assistant in charge of foot massages, warm soup and a decorated team vehicle following us along the way. My brother Danny is the official Roma's Roses chauffeur taking our Queen from one cheering station to the next and shadowing Mom as she walked part of the way. My sister-in-law Robyn and best friend Mandi prepare our annual end of walk feast for one and all including all of Roma's Great Grandchildren!!! The support team of Roma's Roses now represents four generations!!
As always, hearing the stories of those that were lost, those in the midst of the battle and the legacy of the survivors makes an indelible mark on me throughout my year of training. Of course, walking part of the way with my beautiful mother, a true survivor is all the encouragement I need to take each step.
Once again, I look to you for support in honouring the strength of every survivor and the memory of those lost. Please give generously and one day our lives may be free of this disease. I am grateful to each one of you who show your applause of Roma's strength with your donation and your belief in me to once again complete this journey.
Thank you so much and on your behalf, I will take each step with pride, vigour and determination!
Annette..a petal from Roma's Roses
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