In 2006, Michelle, Caitlyn, April and Cassandra lost their mother, Sandy Joyce Passchier, to cancer – a cancer that started as breast cancer in 1995 and spread to her lymphatic system and sternum.

Since that time, these four natives of Ontario have been determined to raise as much money as they can to fight cancer, specifically for research on nutrigenomics, the science of how nutrition and genes interact, especially in the prevention or treatment of disease.