Cancer fundraising is big big business. So is it any wonder that media that promotes fundraising uses every single occult number in the book?
Eleven years ago, Vrej Sarkhanian was walking down the aisle at his wedding with the woman he calls his “everything.”
On Saturday, on what would have been his 11th anniversary, the 47-year-old Pickering man walked alongside 3,100 people in Toronto whose lives have been touched or torn apart by cancer. Missing, but still foremost in Sarkhanian’s mind, was his beloved wife, Irene, 45, who died in February after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
“She was everything to me,” said Sarkhanian, on his cell phone as we walked past the nine-kilometre mark in the Shoppers Drug Mart Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. “We were always on the same wavelength.”