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7 Days in May Visit Central Office

On Monday, May 26, the CCTG Central Office had some very special visitors - the 7 Days in May riders, led by Mr. Gord Townley, on their fourth annual trek around Lake Ontario in their quest to raise funds to cure pancreatic cancer.

The Foundation was set up in memory of Lorraine Townley, Gord Townsley's mother, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2009 at the age of 83. Throughout her two-year battle, Lorraine remained a brave advocate for others afflicted with this aggressive form of cancer by participating in clinical trials. Her hope was to give young people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a better chance of survival than she had. Lorraine lost her battle in November 2011. Seven Days In May is an annual cycling event hosted by the Townley Family in memory of Lorraine to continue her legacy by raising the awareness and funds necessary to cure pancreatic cancer. All proceeds will be directed towards clinical trials and other direct studies focused on early detection and a cure as well as providing support and education for those impacted by the disease.

Since 2012, the 7 Days in May Foundation has raised almost $200,000 which goes to directly to support PA.6 - Multicentre Randomized Phase III Trial Comparing 6-Month Adjuvant Chemotherapy With Gemcitabine Versus 5-fluorouracil, Leucovorin, Irinotecan and Oxaliplatin (mFolfirinox) In Patients With Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.

The CCTG is extremely grateful to the 7 Days in May Foundation and the committed riders and supporters who are working so hard towards finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

If you are interested in viewing the local media coverage of the Riders' visit to the CCTG Central Office, please use the links below.

http://www.thewhig.com/2016/05/30/cyclists-are-on-a-fight

http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/cycling-beat-cancer

http://www.ckwstv.com/2016/05/30/7-days-in-may-rides-to-fund-pancreatic-cancer-research/

http://www.station14.ca/video.html?id=4458