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Shelley Campagnola
Amount Raised
$7,050.00
Goal $32,000.00

My Message

In the Fall of 2022 I was diagnosed with a tumour in my throat. My voice had been reduced to a rough hoarseness and limited endurance that was interfering with life and work. While waiting for a biopsy, I was plunged into an intense journey that brought me to laying my voice down, trusting that if I was going to lose it permanently, somehow in someway, God would bring life out of it. Five months later, the biopsy revealed it was not cancerous, and when the specialist did a scope of my throat in followup, the tumour was gone. I was told I should have full recovery soon. I was elated and filled with gratitude to have my voice given back to me.

Except it didn't play out that way. Months later, I still didn't have range or endurance or my full voice back. This began the second leg of the journey that I phrased as "giving up the voice I had been using, so I could use the voice I had been given". I began working with a voice coach and I am still on the journey. It is rigorous, often monotonous, and essential (kind of like a long bike ride). There are times I am encouraged at the sound and strength of my own voice. I still do various exercises daily to ensure my voice holds out for the day. 

It is not lost on me that my work and life's heartbeat has been about being a voice for the voiceless and those who are not heard. This is especially true when they have been silenced by being forcibly displaced, whether from their home down the street from me, or from the country they were born in and loved. 

I have come to hold my voice as precious, knowing deeply just how quickly it can be lost and what that would mean for me. Love, Sweat and Gears, is more than a fundraising event for me. It is taking the voice I have been given out on the road, and riding for those whose voice has been taken away by others. It is bringing together a goal for my own wellbeing with a passion to see others supported as they seek to rebuild their lives, and find their voice again.

I will be supporting COMPASS Refugee Centre, the charity I lead as Executive Director. We have helped over 12,000 people through the years navigate the refugee claim process, rebuild their lives, and be reunited with their families. Several stay connected even years later, annually sending a thank you for how we heard them, and helped. 

I am thankful for the good work of Blue Sea Foundation that provides an opportunity to go all in, and rise to a new challenge on behalf of the people I see everyday. It will be an unforgettable experience for me!

Thank you for donating to ensure unforgettable life-change for others. 

Event Date
Jun 22, 2024 12:00 AM
Location Name
Love, Sweat + Gears

My Team

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My Supporters

Linda Klassen donated $100.00
Jul 16, 2024 1:50 PM
David Clayworth left a message
Jul 16, 2024 9:09 AM
Thank you for your dedication to helping refugees and commitment to going the extra (many) miles for them.
David Clayworth donated $250.00
Jul 16, 2024 9:08 AM
Jim left a message
Jun 13, 2024 2:20 PM
Thanks for your commitment to COMPASS and the people you/we serve. Also thanks for reminding us all to be grateful for and use what we have, rather than focus on what we have lost.
Jim Pankratz donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2024 2:16 PM
Donna Brock left a message
Jun 9, 2024 4:24 PM
Wishing you all the best Shelley! You’ve got this!
Donna and Fred Brock donated $100.00
Jun 9, 2024 4:22 PM
Randy left a message
Jun 2, 2024 3:08 PM
Thank you for assisting, accompanying, and advocating for those who need your voice.
Randy&Jeanette Voaden donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 2, 2024 3:07 PM
Femmy and Grant left a message
May 22, 2024 10:09 PM
Great talking with you tonight. Best wishes for a great ride
Femmy and Grant Birks donated $150.00
May 22, 2024 10:08 PM
Lisa left a message
May 20, 2024 4:14 PM
Go Shelley Go! Always praying for you.
Lisa Frey donated $100.00
May 20, 2024 4:14 PM
Shelley Campagnola left a message
May 15, 2024 8:05 PM
Just popping in a thank you, once again. You all inspire me. Together we will change lives!!
John Trapman donated $500.00
May 15, 2024 9:26 AM
Todd Howard left a message
May 14, 2024 3:17 PM
If it be your will That a voice be true From this broken hill I will sing to you From this broken hill All your praises they shall ring If it be your will To let me sing
Todd Howard donated $2,000.00
May 14, 2024 3:14 PM
Heather &Al Campagnola donated $250.00
May 14, 2024 7:04 AM
Kristy Sawatzky donated $100.00
May 13, 2024 6:59 AM
Marian left a message
May 5, 2024 1:51 PM
You go girl!!! You are my new Hero. :)
Marian Boyd donated $250.00
May 5, 2024 1:50 PM
Victoria left a message
Apr 29, 2024 6:43 PM
Looking forward to watching your journey!
Victoria Turner Shoemaker donated $50.00
Apr 29, 2024 6:42 PM
Jessica Nkongolo donated $50.00
Apr 27, 2024 8:22 PM
Nicolas Carney donated $250.00
Apr 21, 2024 10:22 PM
Louise Street Marketing donated $100.00
Apr 21, 2024 9:32 PM
Shelley Campagnola left a message
Apr 19, 2024 4:26 PM
Hi everyone. Just this week we received a picture of a mom and her two children. With our help, they were finally reunited after five years of separation. There is nothing quite like the big smiles radiating back at you!! Thank you for joining me in changing lives forever.
Geoff Bellew left a message
Apr 16, 2024 1:32 PM
Shelley, your active voice is being heard most clearly, loudly and most profoundly. May your soon to be aching muscles smile broadly as they ache knowing the beneficiaries of your upcoming fund raising and awareness ride lack the voice themselves! Bon voyage and good luck! Blessings Geoff
Geoff Bellew donated $500.00
Apr 16, 2024 1:25 PM
Loralie left a message
Apr 15, 2024 7:05 PM
You're a special being. I'm proud to know you. My heart holds you in Prayer
Loralie Coles-Broderick donated $100.00
Apr 15, 2024 7:04 PM
Joanne left a message
Apr 11, 2024 10:48 AM
You my friend are such an incredible blessing to everyone – those that know you and even those that don’t know you! You beautifully shine the light of Jesus through your heart and passion to help those in need! Praying safe travels and an enjoyable journey for both you and Dave!
Joanne Bush donated $100.00
Apr 11, 2024 10:47 AM
Shelley Campagnola donated $1,000.00
Apr 9, 2024 1:50 PM
Brian left a message
Apr 9, 2024 1:11 PM
You were at the first RIDE, the NEW RIDE and now a NEWER RIDE. Thank you for registering. It's going to be a wonderful two weeks on route to PEI.
Brian Carney donated $500.00
Apr 9, 2024 1:10 PM