Dear Friends,

This May 27th I will once again have the honour of being Team Captain for Team Zebra for Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS) Canada.  I will be running the Half Marathon at the Ottawa Race weekend to raise awareness and funds in loving memory of my lovely mother and for the many brave NET cancer patients in our community and across the globe.  Some of our team members are cancer patients who are remarkably running everything from the 5k to even the full 42.2 km marathon!  I am, as always, in awe of their resiliency, strength and am inspired by the enthusiasm they bring to a race which is already a great physical challenge under normal circumstances.

I know you all get bugged for donations on at least a monthly basis and humbly ask that if you have not yet met your charitable giving quota for the year, that you consider donating to our little team. Even the smallest amount is so very much appreciated!

To illustrate just how powerful your donation is, 100% of your donation will go directly to critical research for NET cancers and very likely your support will be felt immediately, as most if not all members of CNETS Canada (even the people processing your donation), are cancer patients themselves.

Here are some quick facts about NET Cancers:

  1. NET Cancers are the fastest growing class of cancers worldwide and yet  many members of the public and the medical community are still abysmally unaware of this disease.
  2. Just like my own mother, 90% of patients are misdiagnosed and wait on average 7 years for a proper diagnosis.
  3. There is currently no cure.

For more information on the organization you would be supporting please go to:

Above all, we need more awareness and more research to break this cycle of little interest, little funding for research and therefore few treatment options for those fighting disease.  Your donation will help us get closer to this goal.  Feel free to come cheer us on on race day!  Look for the zebra stripes!

Sending you much love and gratitude for your continued support!


Team Captain for Team Zebra Ottawa 2018

To donate to Natalie’s fundraising page go to:

To donate to Team Zebra go to: