On the morning of February 4, 2013, Mike began pulling a heavy sled across Ontario through icy winds, winter cold and blowing snow, taking 1,000,000 steps to raise donations for the Canadian Cancer Society. He arrived in Ottawa on February 27, 2013, and "buried CANCER" on February 28, 2013 at 1:00p.m.
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On his route, he took more than 10 steps for each of the 75,700 Canadians who will die from cancer this year. His sled carried the six letters from the word CANCER, cut from wood blocks. When he arrived in Ottawa, Mike literally buried CANCER.
Why? Mike says:
"I'm doing this because of what I have watched my Mom endure. I am doing this to direct the immense frustration at what has happened to her into something positive and worthwhile. I am doing this for all of the families out there that have had to watch a loved one go through all the many things that those diagnosed with cancer go through. I am doing this in loving memory of my grandparents, who both succumbed to cancer. I am doing this because I want to eradicate this disease. Period."
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