Well first off a big apology for not posting for so long. In August the whole family, which includes most of @TeamBreyden, took a break from the walk to attend a family reunion in the Shuswap area of British Columbia. I took a break from posting to enjoy being with family and especially to reconnect with Breyden, the support vehicle crew and the rest of the support team for the first time since he commenced his walk over 4 months before.
A lot of things had transpired in the previous weeks. The long trip and hot summer weather was beginning to take it's toll on some of the road crew. High temperatures and no ability to run air conditioning in the parked motor home all day resulted in exasperating pre-existing health issues as well as adding new ones for some of the support vehicle team. After two trips to local hospitals resulting in orders from doctors to return home it was unanimously agreed that the motor home and family would have to return home.
Without the backing of a vehicle to provide shelter, food, safety and support Breyden made the very difficult decision to put the CrossCanadaCure walk on hold and resume it in the spring next year. He is determined to finish his goal and ultimately would like to raise his target amount of $323.323 for the BC Cancer Foundation to help in finding a cure for cancer.This is of course the purpose of the walk. We are continuing with his goal and plan to have other fundraising events until then to continue working for the cause. The recent Car Wash at the 96th Avenue Shell Station in Surrey and Alex's Lemonade Stand are still huge motivators for us all to keep working towards the goal.
The Support Vehicle and crew have returned home. Everyone's health has greatly improved and while it was difficult for us all, we fully support Breyden and are grateful to have everyone back and in good health again.
Breyden is back on track pursuing his plans for his future. He has gotten a full time job and is working hard to build his education fund so that he can begin attending classes next Fall.
In 4 months Breyden walked approximately 2,600 kilometers. He started on March 23, 2013 and walked from Horseshoe Bay British Columbia, crossed Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba to arrive at the Ontario boarder on July 23, 2013. WALKED! According to the BC Cancer Society Event Page he raised $5,925.20 for cancer research but there were donations made other ways so the amount was a bit higher than that. We are all extremely proud of what he has done and will continue to do next year.