Participant Profiles

Jerilee Nyman

Jerilee Nyman

On July 3, 2020, Jerilee Nyman registered as a participant in BRIGHT Run 2020 and created a new team, Let’s Bust a Move. By July 27, the team’s donation total was $22,510. Jerilee, a 36-year-old married mom of two who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February, is...

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Steve Ewoniak

Steve Ewoniak

Steve Ewoniak is a very organized associate and financial planner for the John Trim Group. He can’t help trying to organize the rest of his life as well. Particularly after he was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2018 at age 40. “I wanted to create happy...

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Kimberly Deveau

Kimberly Deveau

Kimberly Deveau’s six-year breast cancer journey has been a rocky one, but it resulted in at least two blessings: five-year-old Liam and four-year-old Eliza. “Because of the BRIGHT Run, my children, Liam and Eliza, are just two little miracles that the Juravinski...

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Kim MacDonald

Kim MacDonald

My name is Kim MacDonald. I am a wife and mother of two daughters (21 and 14) and I live in Hamilton. For the past 20 years, I have worked as a national television host on The Weather Network, telling weather stories to Canadians from coast to coast. On Dec. 1, 2016,...

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Mimma Musitano

Mimma Musitano

Breast cancer was not on Mimma Musitano’s radar. Not at all. So when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma three years ago, she was devastated. “We have heart disease in our family and that’s what I always worried about,” she said, noting both her...

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Lesley DeSousa

Lesley DeSousa

On January 21, 2016, my world was turned upside down and time actually stopped as I found out that I was diagnosed with Stage 2, HER2-positive breast cancer. The news was a shock to say the least. At the age of 41, this is not news I was ever expecting to hear nor was...

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Kristen Winkworth

Kristen Winkworth

Kristen Winkworth attended her first BRIGHT Run last year. The Caledonia teacher was too ill to participate, so five of her colleagues at River Heights Public School walked on her behalf as part of a team of 13 that also included family and friends. But the day –...

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Pamela Jean

Pamela Jean

Less than a year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Pamela Jean is participating in her first BRIGHT Run, leading her team Princess Pam’s Tribe. Since her Sept. 11, 2017 diagnosis, the 56-year-old married mom of two adult daughters has undergone three...

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Lisa Balsdon

Lisa Balsdon

Lisa Balsdon knows cancer from both sides. As a radiation therapist, she has spent 25-plus years treating cancer patients at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. As a breast cancer patient herself, the Waterdown resident appreciated a whole new dimension of cancer treatment....

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