12th Annual walk keeps survivor’s memory alive

12th Annual walk keeps survivor’s memory alive

Even though I had never attended a walk, it always held a special place in my heart. Darryl was one of Geoff’s first “cancer buddies,” and from the way Geoff regularly speaks of him, I felt he was my friend, too.

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Community pulls together to hold annual fundraising event

The Darryl Gorman Memorial Walk has been held in June each year since 2001 and has raised a collective total of $55,000 for Young Adult Cancer Canada. Members of Darryl’s family would coordinate the participants, organize the prizes for a raffle, but unfortunate circumstances meant the regular organizers cancelled the 2013 walk.

However, the community wanted to walk, so supporters of the event came together to make it happen!

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A survivor and her supporter recap Retreat Yourself British Columbia

Caregivers and supporters don’t always recognize the impact supporting a young adult with cancer can have on their own lives. Hannah recognized the need to connect with a community of young adults who “got it,” and Reggie agreed to go to Retreat Yourself British Columbia to support Hannah. Read on to see what they had to say about the experience.

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