Paul's beautiful wife Laurel

On Sunday, May 6, Paul Ceyssens completed the Vancouver Marathon in memory of his wife Laurel, in honour of his sister-in-law Bronwyn and in support of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.

This marathon was Paul’s first, and now he wants to run another one. “The event was very well organized, it was a gorgeous day, and running along the Stanley Park seawall (30km to 40km) was just a thrill”, he said. Being part of this event was exciting – the full marathon had 5,000 participants, the half-marathon 10,000 runners, and large crowds were out cheering the runners at many points along the route.

One of the benefits of the run was supporting the CCAC. “Many people made donations, and it was also an opportunity to raise people’s awareness of the CCAC’s work”, Paul said.

Paul also endorses CCAC supporter Werner Muehlemann’s dream, (March 13, below) that colorectal cancer screening ‘should become as routine as a dental examination’, since the treatment for colorectal cancer is very successful when the disease is detected early.

Paul crossing the finish line - congrats!