Answer for Cancer Tour 2011

June 11 – August 13 2011

What’s Involved:
A 20,000 mile motorcycle tour through 48 states and 10 provinces.

Mission: Raising awareness for cancer prevention, as prevention is the ultimate cure.

Whether it affects us, a family member, a colleague or friend, we are all touched by cancer.  The statistics released by the Canadian Cancer Society in May 2010 show that cancer is now the leading cause of death, accounting for about 29% of all fatalities in the country.

In the U.S., many cancers are also on the rise and, although smoking continues to decline, lung cancer rates in women are increasing. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology & End Results (SEER) Database, 1 in 2 men will likely develop invasive cancer and 1 in 4 will likely die from cancer. For women, 1 in 3 will likely develop cancer and 1 in 5 will likely die from cancer. To us, this is not acceptable.  But,what if…?

Imagine if cancer wasn’t an inevitable disease, but rather something to be prevented through lifestyle choices and education. What if we can make a difference by changing our “personal sustainability,” that is, our daily choices regarding what we ingest, what we think and what we do? What if we can metabolically transform our bodies to live longer, healthier and happier? What if we can cause government to address laws regarding environmental toxins and their regulation? What if the cure, was simply … prevention?

The latest findings are that 80-95% of all cancers can be attributed to environmental factors. So, not only the foods we eat, but also physical factors (sunlight, x-rays, asbestos), biological factors (viruses, bacteria) and chemical contaminants. Of course, we can easily reduce our exposure to some of these contaminants, but there is only so much an individual can do to reduce exposure to environmental chemicals. Without even knowing it, and despite our best efforts, we come in contact with these pollutants everyday — in our water, soil, air, food and manufactured products.

There is good news, however.  There are steps we can take to minimize our exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. And collectively, we can lobby to ban harmful chemicals or restrict their use to prevent them from entering the environment and our bodies. To bring awareness to these factors, the Answer for Cancer Tour team will be educating on the role of these personal and environmental factors in cancer prevention.

To donate to this great cause, please click here.

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Jason Bosa
Age: 40
Location: Vancouver, BC
Website: palladiocanada.com
Born to ride, sell diamonds & give back to humanity …


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Lori Losch
Age: 42
Location: Phoenix, AZ and West Vancouver, BC
Website: loriliving.com
Lives to adventure, press the limits, inspire & make a difference in the world …


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Dr. Christina Tondora
Age: 45
Location: Chandler, AZ
Website: drtondora.com
Naturopathic MD, engineer, yogi extraordinaire, humanitarian & lover of life …


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Del Ferguson
Age: Chronologically or Mentally?
Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta

Using a feather boa and a glass of water, once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon basin from a hoard of ferocious army ants…


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