Friday, December 6, 2013

Dedicate a Dove of Hope for the Holidays

I was recently asked by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation to dedicate one of their Doves of Hope. The doves are a symbol of hope and inspiration for those affected by cancer. A special dove dedication ceremony will then be held on December 11th, 2013 and will take the virtual doves created online to form a magnificent display in the atrium of The Princess Margaret lobby. Last year, over 12,000 doves soared over the atrium with each dove being individually dedicated.

I thought long and hard about whom to dedicate this dove to. 

I decided that this symbol of hope deserves to be dedicated to the hard-working nurses who help those in their daily fight against the disease. Many of my close friends have chosen a career in nursing and they are truly some of the most compassionate, caring and empathetic people that I know.

Being a nurse is not a typical 9-5 job. It’s easy to forget that many of these people work 12 hours shifts, late nights, early mornings, they give up weekends and holidays with their own families just to make sure that their patients get the best care. For many families who are supporting a loved one affected by cancer, the nurses and hospital staff are the ones we end up leaning on to help grasp the concept of such a situation.

So for all the amazing nurses out there – my Dove of Hope goes to you. Your hard work, support and care do not go unnoticed. You are a vital member of the team in the fight against cancer. 

Who would you dedicate your dove to? – We want you to dedicate your very own dove during the Doves of Hope Campaign which runs from December 4 – 31, 2013. Share your dove online to bring hope, inspiration and support to those affected by cancer. The Princess Margaret is Canada’s leading research cancer centre and of the top five centres of its kind in the world. You can visit the atrium after December 11th in Toronto to see the Doves of Hope display in-person.

Join the Conversation! Learn more about the Doves of Hope campaign or share your dove on twitter with the hashtag #dovesofhope and mention @thePMCF.

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