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Parvasi radiothon to help fund groundbreaking research at The Princess Margaret for patients like Anthony Cella

For cancer survivor Anthony Cella, ringing the Bravery Bell at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre marked the end of chemotherapy and the beginning of a new outlook on life.

The Toronto man was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – a blood cancer related to lymphoma and leukemia – in 2013 and underwent 35 sessions of radiation. When doctors found lesions on his spine two years later, he also started chemotherapy and a clinical trial drug.

He rang the Bravery Bell – a brass-coloured bell inspired by the clang of the bell that signals the end of a boxing match – on March 31, 2017.

He is currently in remission and on a maintenance drug.

“To me, the Bravery Bell means that you’re beating cancer,” says Anthony. “Ringing the bell means I’ve won one round of the fight and hopefully that’s the only round I have to do and [I will] stay in remission.”Parvasi Radio is teaming up with The Princess Margaret, one of the Top 5 cancer research centres in the world, to fund groundbreaking research to help patients like Anthony living with cancer.The radiothon will kick off on October 24 at 10 a.m. and run until noon on location at Parvasi Media Group

Thanks to The Princess Margaret, Anthony now lives life to the fullest with his wife and four children and encourages others to do the same.

“Just take care of yourself and enjoy your family and be grateful for every day and every second; every minute that you’re alive. Because it’s great to be alive.”

Tune into Parvasi Radio on Oct. 24 at CJMR 1320 AM or livestream at ParvasiRadio.com to support the radiothon and help us conquer cancer.

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