Thursday, March 31, 2005

Survive and thrive

The Smoky River Express in Alberta has an article about a cancer survivor who is shaving his head to raise funds for cancer research. Doug Coulter was given seven months to live back in 1989, but proved tougher than the doctors thought.
Colter confirmed his his participation this week as a volunteer in the upcoming cancer head shave fund-raising event hosted by Smoky River Fire & Rescue April 27.

"It’s something I wanted to be a part of back in 2003, but my health prevented me from being a participant," he says. "But I’m ready this year. Hopefully, I’ll have a reasonable amount of hair to shed for the cause at hand."

The upcoming fundraiser is part of combined charitable effort by emergency response officials in the region to help raise timely funds for cancer research.
Doug Coulter's story is inspiring; it's great to hear about people who not only survive cancer, but thrive and continue to give back to the community.

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