Getting Noticed !!!
Thank you Scott Rosts of the Niagara-On-The-Lake Town Crier for writing a great article to support and bring attention not only to the World’s Women Squash Championship but also to the Conqueror Project
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‘Hitting back at cancer’ at upcoming world squash tourney
Conqueror Project will be official charity of 2014 Women’s Worlds in NOTL
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE — Kathy Lamb has been affected by cancer in many ways.
IN her personal circle of family, friends and acquaintances, Lamb can count nearly 25 who have, or had, breast cancer. The Montreal native is also battling cancer herself.
Lamb hasn’t sat back, however, she’s on a mission to raise awareness and funds. So, with the help of Black Knight, squash equipment supplier, she has helped launch the Conqueror Project, a charity aimed at ensuring there are continued advancements in screening, early detection and treatments for women battling cancer. The Conqueror Project is the official charity of the 2014 Women’s World Squash Championship coming to Niagara-on-the-Lake Dec. 1-6, at Mark Sachvie Squash Centre at White Oaks Resort & Spa.
“You see the number of people battling cancer, and it’s just shocking,” said Lamb. “Being involved in something like this makes me feel like I am doing my part and helping out others. I want to be part of the solution.”
Her attempts to help out started with a friend battling cancer.
“You don’t know what else you can offer someone who is dying,” she said. “I wanted her to know there would be a legacy carried on.”
That friend passed away, a real blow to Lamb when she was in hospital recovering from a stroke after a brain aneurism.
“I was deeply touched. I knew I had to push on and go forward with the Conqueror Project,” she said.
In spring of 2014, the tables turned. Lamb found herself battling breast cancer, relying on the support of friends and family the same way she was devoting her time and generosity to others.
“I had to keep my promise. I knew it was meant to be,” she said.
Lamb, who has underwent radiation and an anti-cancer medication, has battled back. She has found further determination watching others go through what she has.
Lamb is proud the Conqueror Project has been designated the official charity of the worlds in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Black Knight Racquet will set up shop and pledging $10 from each purchase to breast cancer research.
“I feel so great about that,” she said. “I feel really humbled that we’re able to spread the awareness and help more people out.”
Lolly Gillen, president of Squash Canada, said they are proud to help Lamb further her cause.
“Women from across the globe are at risk of contracting breast cancer. Squash Canada and Squash Ontario believe the Conqueror Project campaign is a fantastic chance to fundraise and raise awareness about an important cause,” said Gillen. “What better ambassadors for a cause than a high-profiled women’s sport that is played all over the world.”
The 2014 Women’s World Teams Squash Championship will feature the top female athletes from 20 different countries and will take place Dec. 1-6. For more on the Conqueror Project, visit www.ConquerorProject.com, and for more info on the worlds, visit www.wsfwomensteams.com.