Riders in Quebec's largest cycling fundraiser seek donations today in
support of cancer research, treatment, care, and prevention programs at
the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal
MONTREAL, 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 Quebec. Funds raised through The Ride are
put to use immediately supporting cancer research, treatment, care, and
prevention programs at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
"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 (866) 996-VELO," said Myer Bick, President and CEO of the
Jewish General Hospital Foundation.
"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
research, treatment, and care programs which are helping to improve
more patient outcomes here in Quebec," Bick added.
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is the largest cycling fundraiser in
Quebec's history, and in 4 years has raised over $26 million for the
Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. 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.
Bick says the advancements made at the Jewish General Hospital and its
partners throughout the province make remarkable impacts on how
patients survive and live with cancer, and how cancer is diagnosed, but
cites an urgent need to do more in the areas of research, treatment,
care and prevention.
"We are most-grateful of 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," Bick added.
Donations can be made at www.conquercancer.ca or by calling (866) 996-VELO.
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About the Jewish General Hospital:
Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has been a mainstay of superior
medical care for generations of patients of all backgrounds. One of
Quebec's largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, the JGH is committed
to improving the quality of healthcare for all Quebecers in partnership
with the provincial healthcare network. The Jewish General Hospital is
committed to providing patients the best possible care in a clean, safe
and human-centered environment. The JGH is able to deliver these
pioneering, innovative medical services by strengthening its role as a
McGill University teaching hospital, by expanding and upgrading its
facilities, and by pursuing cutting-edge research at the Lady Davis
Institute for Medical Research. (www.jgh.ca)
SOURCE: Ride to Conquer Cancer
For further information:
Lauren Scott, Communications Manager
T: (514) 929-9255