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Sophie’s Run PSAs
- [Oct 1, 2008] - News Channel 34 (Binghamton, NY)
- [Sept 29, 2008] - News Channel 36 (Elmira, NY)
- [Sept 29, 2008] - News 10 Now (Elmira, NY)
- [Sept 17, 2008] - WHAM 13 News (Rochester, NY)
- [Sept 01, 2008] - CTV News (Toronto, ON)
- [Sept 01, 2008] - CHCH News (Hamilton, ON)
- [Sept 01, 2008] - Global National (Canada)
- [Aug 31, 2008] - CP24 (Toronto, ON)
- [Nov 5, 2008] - Milton Champion (Milton, ON)
- [Oct 29, 2008] - Milton Champion (Milton, ON)
- [Oct 20, 2008] - Guelph Tribune (Guelph, ON)
- [Oct 1, 2008] - Ithaca Times (Ithaca, NY)
- [Sept 27, 2008] - Star-Gazette (Elmira, NY)
- [Sept 19, 2008] - Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY)
- [Sept 17, 2008] - Batavia Daily News (Batavia, NY)
- [Sept 15, 2008] - The Batavian (Batavia, NY)
- [Sept 11, 2008] - Lockport Journal (Lockport, NY)
- [Sept 5, 2008] - Milton Champion (Milton, ON)
- [Sept 3, 2008] - Milton Champion (Milton, ON)
- [Sept 1, 2008] - Toronto Sun (Toronto, ON)
- [Aug 31, 2008] - Tonic Magazine (Toronto, ON)
- [Aug 28, 2008] - Guelph Mercury (Guelph, ON)
- [Aug 22, 2008] - Milton Champion (Milton, ON)
- [Oct 30, 2007] - Milton Champion(Milton, ON)
- [Oct 24, 2008] - Kenny Munshaw’s song titled "Heal"
- [Oct 13, 2008] - Hudson Valley Radio (Middletown, NY)
- [Sept 11, 2008] - Q107 (Toronto, ON)
- [Oct 30, 2007] - Country 95.3 (Hamilton, ON)
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A word from Nicole Chuchmach :
On September 15, 2006 my mom, Sophie Chuchmach lost her battle with rectal cancer. Unfortunately for us her friends and family, she ignored the early symptoms and warning signs of this very treatable disease. With increased awareness, education and early screening my mom could still be with us today.
When my mom was finally diagnosed, I was devastated, I felt helpless and afraid. As a way of dealing with my grief I ran. And ran, and ran and ran, trying to escape. Alone with only my thoughts for hours at a time it allowed me to reflect on this tragedy taking place in our families’ lives. Although my mom’s cancer was diagnosed late and in an advanced stage — she never once gave up. She battled and fought for every day she lived with the disease. Her determination inspired me.
My mom ultimately lost her battle but I couldn’t let that be the end. I am devoted to carrying on her fight. My mom’s story is a lesson for everyone. Education about and public awareness of the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer will save lives. This is now my charge, my obligation, my goal. I want the lesson my mom and my family had to learn so painfully shared with others before it’s too late.
I am going to continue running. From our hometown of Milton Ontario to New York City, my run, "Sophies’ Run", to honour the memory of my mom and let people know that colorectal cancer can be beaten. Town by town, person by person I’m going to share my family’s story. Early detection and treatment are the secrets to keeping our loved ones with us longer. With your support we will raise awareness, we will encourage testing and we’ll share these secrets far and wide. I invite you to take part and do what you can to spread the word — Colorectal cancer is a beatable disease.
The official launch of "Sophie’s Run" will take place on October 13th, 2007 at a dinner/dance and fundraising event known as Sophie’s Gala. Sophie’s Gala will introduce the run to members of the community in the surrounding GTA area. On September 1, 2008, "Sophie’s Run" will begin from Milton, Ontario to New York City.
Related links :
- Sophie’s Run Donation Website
- Sophie’s Run Detailed Map
- Snap Milton at Sophie’s Gala
- "I Will Heal" song performed at Sophie’s Gala
Sophie’s Run Hockey tournament, June 14th, Milton Sports Center:
Sponsorship can be in the form of monetary or in-kind donations or a combination of each.
In addition to accepting on-line donations through CanadaHelps, the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada gratefully accepts mail and telephone donations. Please contact our toll free number at 1-877-50COLON, or our Montreal or Toronto offices directly: Contact