The primary purpose of Cupids Against Cancer is to raise money in support of programs provided by this unique and very special charity that is helping transform the lives of teens living with cancer.
Our link to the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation is a very special one. You see, Katy participated in a snowmobile expedition hosted by the Foundation in the spring of 2003.
Through Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, Katy was asked to participate in a wilderness adventure organized by the On the Tip Of Toes Foundation.
In March 2003, ten teenagers living with cancer (five from Ontario and five from Quebec) skidooed across James Bay from Moose Factory Ontario to Waskaganesh, Quebec and back.
The teens were accompanied by a medical team and by wilderness guides from both Tip of Toes and the Cree Indian Nation. That adventure into Canada’s wilderness empowered those teenagers by giving them a challenge and the experience of a lifetime. Here is what Katy had to say after her trip:
“I feel as if I can conquer anything. I was able to spend four days in minus 30 and 40 degree weather and traveled nearly 400km on skidoo in the middle of nowhere! Who knows what else I could do?”
Clearly, this was an unforgettable experience for Katy, helping her redefine her limits and replenish her strength. With your continued support, more teens living with cancer will have the chance to become adventurers like Katy – and will reclaim a bit of themselves in the process.
You can learn about current trips like the one Katy took by visiting the Blog at On The Tips of the Toes website: http://www.tipoftoes.com/blog/index.php?language=en
Our goal is to help the exceptional team at the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, give other teens across Canada who are living with cancer, that same opportunity.
If you would like to follow the Tip of the Toes expedition blog online you can find it at the following URL: http://www.tipoftoes .com/blog/index.php?language=en
A Sampling of Expeditions
July 2008: Mistassini River (Quebec)
June 30- July 10, nine young people went on a twelve-day canoe tripping expedition on the Mistassini River. In addition to getting an initiation to canoeing and travelling on sections of this magnificent river, they experienced fishing and camping in enchanting sites. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointedespieds/sets/72157605841886550/
August 2008: Mingan Archipelago (Quebec)
On the Tip of the Toes Foundation left for an expedition, August 14-24. For its second summer expedition, the Foundation offered an exceptional destination to the seven teenagers who have accepted the challenge. During the eleven days, They travelled trough the unique setting of the Mingan Archipelago in sea kayaks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointedespieds/sets/72157606742030496/
Triton 2008: Haute-Mauricie Region (Quebec)
February 29 to March 7, the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation is taking eleven teenagers and young adults living with cancer on an expedition, along the trails of the “coureurs de bois”. We will head into Territoire du Triton, in the Haute-Mauricie Region, to discover this majestic domain by dogsled and snowshoes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pointedespieds/sets/72157604048194309/
Make a difference in the life of a teen living with cancer. Make your contribution today to Cupids Against Cancer and to the great works of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation.