By Alex Wolf
Manager, Research and Education
Canadian Nuclear Association
Hi everyone. It’s Alex here from the CNA with a short, informal post to express my appreciation for our involvement in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser.
Those of you that know me know that I spent the early part of my career as a Radiation Therapist, and spent hours upon hours tending to patients bravely battling through their journey with cancer. Many people have of course gone through this with family and friends as well, and know exactly what I’m talking about. It is a very unique affliction, common to far too many people, and I believe it is a meaningful gesture for people to make time in their lives to recognize the impact this has on so many.
For this reason, I am grateful and proud to be a part of the CNA’s first Relay for Life team. As a tight-knit group of colleagues and friends, we’ll be walking all night as Team WalkNUclear on June 7th from 7pm-7am at Walter Baker Park in Ottawa.
Our connection with the Canadian Cancer Society highlights the role of nuclear research in providing advanced diagnostic and treatment options for optimizing cancer management. As someone who has directly used the tools provided by this research, and seen its patient impact first-hand, I am tremendously thankful to everyone who supports causes like Relay for Life and ensures we continue finding better ways to help people through an otherwise very difficult part of their life.
So thank you to the CNA for letting my job support a cause I believe in, and thank you to everyone who donates or gets involved otherwise.
Happy fundraising everyone!