In January 2011 I lost my mother to cancer. Her brave and courageous battle inspired so many people, and left us all with a spirit of kindness and love to help and care for others. There are few words to truly describe the loss of one’s mother – indeed any family member. The blight that cancer has wrought to our friends, family, and society is one that will take many years to defeat. We must take strength from all those whose determination it is to annihilate cancer and put a halt to the needless suffering it has brought to so many innocent lives.
In the loving memory of my mother and her devotion to helping others we have established the Debra T. Bertrand Memorial Fund with the Canadian Cancer Society. The purpose of such a fund is to support the cancer society’s services for patients and the family and loved-ones it supports. The goal of the memorial fund is to raise $10,000 over the next two years and, even if in a small way, assist others in their fearless and relentless battle with cancer. My mother would have liked nothing less than to see the fight against this disease continue.
I appeal to all who know the horrors of cancer and its effect on patients, family, and friends. In a perfect world cancer would not exist. Painfully it does and it is growing. Breakthroughs in early detection have changed and saved countless lives. Existing procedures for cancer patients, while agonizing, have shown promise. Please help us to help others.
Please help fight cancer by donating to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Debra T. Bertrand Memorial Fund. All donations are tax deductible and will make a profound difference to so many lives. Thank you from the entire Bertrand and Imre families. Rest in Peace my Dear Mother!
Please visit my mother’s memorial website with the Canadian Cancer Society and DONATE TODAY!