Name: Evelyn and Brent Wilson
Hometown: Carrying Place, Ontario
How long have you been involved with CTCACF, and how did you first get involved? Since 2011 – Evelyn saw a post on Facebook about needing volunteers for the upcoming Tour for kids. It was just 5 months after Katie passed away and Brent became part of the crew team and Evelyn helped on the last day .
However- our first experience with Tour for kids was actually the very first one as my brother in law took part in the first ride. We cheered him on as they went by our house on the way to Camp Triullium in the county. We have pictures from Katie dancing with kids from the camp at the final event. How ironic that years later, she would benefit from Camp Ooch and we would be so involved with CTCACF
Why do you continue to be involved with CTCACF? We continue to be part of this amazing organization because as a family we have benefited from the organizations that the money goes towards. We know that it makes a huge difference for the families. We also want to continue to fight the battle so other families won’t face what we have faced. We saw first-hand the smile on our daughter’s face when the camp staff worked with her at the hospitial, we saw first-hand how our son had a great time at Camp Teomul (the camp for bereaved siblings). The other huge factor is the fact that 100 percent of donations actually are donated. Working alongside such great staff and volunteers is also so fun and rewarding.
What do you hope your work with CTCACF will accomplish? When we volunteer for this event, we hope that it spreads the word that we want to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. We want people to know that this organization is one that makes a difference in the lives of so many kids and their families.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superhero name be? Determinator (determined to fight childhood cancer)
If you could have dinner with 1 historical figure, who would it be, and why? I would love to have dinner with Terry Fox. He has been my hero since the day he came into the news. He was so humble and his passion for making a difference is so inspiring. It is so ironic that for someone I consider my hero, who would have known that 30 years after he started my own daughter would be fighting the same cancer ( osteosarcoma) .
Tell us something about you most people don’t know: I am terrified of mice and bats
Describe CTCACF in 3 words to someone who wants to know what it’s all about: Inspiring, Powerful, Passionate.