Gary’s Walk

7 Supporters

Jerry Mandoli
$250
New Westminster
Gary was an inspiration to all that knew him. We give this donation to honour his memory.
Bob Wright
$200
Vancouver
More than a decade later I still miss my friend.
Chris and Catriona Harker
$100
North Saanich
Gary was a great guy and a good friend. we both miss him.
Jody Pope
$100
Port Coquitlam
I wish I could have known Gary.... I love listening to stories about him when they are shared.
Quinn Vander Helm
$100
ROBERTS CREEK
In memory of Gary Smith
Sue Cheung
$100
Vancouver
In support of the Smith Family
Anonymous
private
Maple Ridge
We are donating in memory of Gary Smith and all that he brought to the lives of so many.
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Annual Gary Smith Walk

Supporting awareness and screening of esophageal cancer

Gary Smith was a healthy, esteemed athlete in his 50s who was a gold-medal winning basketball player in the World Masters Men’s Basketball League and a player on the Canadian National Men’s Basketball team when he was young. He was also a respected high school basketball coach and high school principal.

For more than a decade, Gary suffered from chronic heartburn and remedied it with non prescription antacids. In December 2005, Gary started suffering from back pain, a symptom that would be diagnosed as esophageal cancer four months later by Dr. Brock Pullen at Royal Columbian Hospital. Sadly, Gary passed away in September 2007 at the age of 60.

Join the Smith family this year on April 29, 2018 in Minnekhada Regional Park for Gary’s Walk.

Since 2012, supporters of the Gary Smith Esophogeal Cancer Fund have helped raise over $100,000.00, which has funded the purchase of mutiple scopes  for Royal Columbian Hospital. This past year, funds from Gary’s Walk were dedicated to the purchase of a Transnasal Gastroscope Endoscope.

Please consider making a donation today to help fund more equipment dedicated to screening for esophageal cancer at Royal Columbian Hospital.

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