Riders in Alberta's largest cycling fundraiser seek donations today in
support of breakthrough research and discovery of new cancer therapies
at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other
centers across Alberta.
CALGARY, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Thousands of Canadians are donating to The
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer today as part of the event's third
annual "Epic Impact Day" in Alberta. Funds raised through The Ride are
put to use immediately supporting breakthrough research and discovery
of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer
Institute and 15 other centers across Alberta.
"We are calling for all Canadians to identify a friend, family member or
colleague who is Riding and donate to their effort today at www.conquercancer.ca or by calling (888) 624-BIKE," said Myka Osinchuk, CEO of The Alberta
"Last year, there were more than 177,000 new cancer cases diagnosed in
Canada and 75,000 Canadians passed away from the disease. These funds
are absolutely vital and are being put to use immediately supporting
breakthrough research and discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom
Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centers right
here in Alberta," Osinchuk added.
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is the largest cycling fundraiser in
Alberta's history, and in 4 years raised over $30.8 million for The
Alberta Cancer Foundation. The annual event draws tens of thousands of
participants across the nation and brings together communities of
survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months
in order to participate in the annual Ride.
Osinchuk says the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Cross Cancer Institute
make remarkable impacts on how patients survive and live with cancer,
and cites an urgent need to do more in the areas of research,
treatment, care and prevention.
"We are most-grateful to everyone who is generously donating today to
our Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer riders as part of this year's third
annual Epic Impact Day," Osinchuk added.
Donations can be made at www.conquercancer.ca or by calling (888) 624-BIKE.
About The Alberta Cancer Foundation
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is Alberta's own. It was established to
advance cancer research province-wide and to directly support Alberta's
17 cancer centres, including the Cross Cancer Institute and Tom Baker
Cancer Centre. At the Alberta Cancer Foundation, we act on the
knowledge that a cancer-free future is achievable and that when we get
there depends on the focus and energy we put to it today.
SOURCE: Ride to Conquer Cancer
For further information:
Communications Manager, The Ride To Conquer Cancer