S4C OFFICIAL DOC
I’m really glad this is finally finished. No matter what your opinion of Skate4Cancer or Mr Dyer, everyone can connect when it comes to the fight against cancer. I remember following the initial tour on his MySpace and thinking “hmm someone’s pulling a Terry Fox…hope that works out for him”.
I have two connections to Rob that make this special for me; first, that photo of him giving the peace sign to the crowd (near the beginning) was taken in Winnipeg, MB. I’m in that crowd. Second; the first time Rob came to Manitoba, was the day we buried my Aunt who had died from cancer. She was the first person in my life, and first family member, to die of cancer. I knew S4C was in town, so I rushed there right after the funeral. When I saw him all I wanted to do was say “hi” but his response was “is everything okay with you today?” like he knew something was up…I told him I had just come from the funeral of my Aunt who died from cancer. He grabbed my hand and told me it wasn’t alright, that cancer wasn’t okay. I thought it was weird at first, but the intensity in his eyes showed me how passionate he was (and is) about his cause.
Skate4Cancer isn’t just an organization about skateboarding and cool music…it’s his life. The segment in the video where Lights talks about that passion being physically present in a place gives me that tight feeling in my chest. It reminds me of why I’m at The Bunker, why places and people exist in organizations of love. It reminds me that personal preference’s need to be pushed aside, and we all need to help one another, to show love, and grow together.