Giving thanks by giving back

A Brentwood Bay woman who relied on support from her friends and community last year is intent on giving back

Liza Glynn and her son Tenney pause for a photo after Liza shaved her head for Cops for Cancer on Sept. 22. The pair are raising money to give to the Tour de Rock as a thank you for the support from the community Liza received last year in her quest to get liberation treatment for her multiple sclerosis.

A Brentwood Bay woman who relied on support from her friends and community last year is intent on giving back.

Liza Glynn, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998, received chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency treatment, known as liberation treatment, in the spring of 2011. The treatment isn’t offered in Canada because it’s considered experimental. Glynn relied on her friends and members of the community to help cover the costs of travel to the U.S. and the cost of the treatment.

Glynn is now able to move more freely since the treatment and has set a goal with her son, Tenney, to help raise funds for Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

“I was very grateful for the kindness and support I received from the community before my surgery,” she said. “Now Tenney and I want to give back to the community who helped us and give to the people who need it.”

After raising funds, Glynn cut her hair on Saturday, Sept. 22 and will continue to accept donations for the cause until Thanksgiving (Oct. 8).

To donate to Liza and Tenny’s Tour de Rock fund, contact them at 250-652-4123 or arpiseta03@yahoo.ca.

Tour de Rock in Sidney

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rode its way into Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 4, after the Peninsula News Review’s deadline.

There was a planned parade with the 18 riders, a barbecue and other events in Beacon Park, all designed to raise funds for the effort to support children with cancer and their families. Watch for coverage in next Wednesday’s News Review.

 

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