EDMONTON – Every day, 43 Albertans are told they have cancer. In an effort to lower that number, thousands of Albertans took part in a two-day long bike ride through the Alberta rockies this past weekend. The seventh annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $7.8 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
Six-year-old Edmonton boy rides to conquer cancer
The largest cycling fundraiser in Alberta drew thousands of participants and brought together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters, who trained and fundraised for months in order to participate in the two-day, 200-kilometre bike ride from Calgary to Okotoks and back. This year 1,741 people took part.
“We are incredibly grateful of the riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and crew members who have enabled the seventh annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz to be a remarkable success and support our mission to enhance the lives of patients and their families,” said Myka Osinchuk, chief executive officer at the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
In seven years, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $54 million in Alberta. The funds go towards cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and 15 other centres across Alberta.
The 2016 Ride is scheduled for Aug. 6 and 7. Registration is already open at 广州桑拿网conquercancer广州桑拿网 or by calling (888) 624-2453.
Here’s what people were posting on social media about the ride this weekend:
#teambelieveyyc passing through starting line #enbridgeridetoconquercancer See you in Okotoks!
From the top of “that big hill” earlier today. #therideAB pic.twitter广州桑拿网/VeJYsMPtIL
— DaniellaSMF (@DaniellaSMF) August 10, 2015
@TheAlbertaRide #TheRideAB pic.twitter广州桑拿网/0c7rDodg5v — Roger Steers (@RogerSteers) August 9, 2015
Chilaxin in the heat! Alberta Foothills are amazing!!! #TheRideAB pic.twitter广州桑拿网/GlftHY2g9n
— G-Rump (@crumpalicious_) August 9, 2015
Great to see @Enbridge‘s Ride to Conquer Cancer pass @RedwoodMeadows today. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/flzYZRkPiV — Rob Evans (@redwoodwoof) August 8, 2015
Thousands of riders take off for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation at COP. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/YU0QYt4poU
— Darren Makowichuk (@SUNdmakowichuk) August 8, 2015
#TheRideAB such an experience, so proud to be a part of TRTCC! pic.twitter广州桑拿网/7Xz8oLsUHx — Rhiannon Paul (@RJPBROWN) August 10, 2015
Pretty stoked that I finished #therideab and feel pretty damn good today. Congrats to everyone who participated. pic.twitter广州桑拿网/YTGcjauAow
— Marcy Nielsen (@yycgirlmarcy) August 10, 2015
@GiantBicycle Avail 3 performed flawlessly @Burgz72 232kms of constant shifting in the hills & wind. #TheRideAB pic.twitter广州桑拿网/rO127xJ2NI — Coreen Spencer (@ClairesOwner) August 10, 2015
Great team, fantastic finish! Outstanding job everyone! #TheRideAB pic.twitter广州桑拿网/h0pXxJ18Th
— Renée Vanderwolf (@flltbyfn) August 10, 2015
We conquered it! #TeamNOV @NOVGlobal victory shot at the end of #therideAB @TheAlbertaRide #iwork4nov #conquercancer pic.twitter广州桑拿网/OPgYM18qbv — Tom Hewitt (@gmoe_hewitt) August 10, 2015
Last night at #TheRideAB camp was fun. A huge thanks goes to the crew members & the volunteers for making it so great pic.twitter广州桑拿网/YKaX6YayZs
— Dr. Ji (@Dr_Ji_) August 10, 2015
At the finish #TeamCyntech #KellerHollyRollers @TheAlbertaRide #therideab pic.twitter广州桑拿网/QZjA8qKK8r — Martin Flanagan (@martflan) August 10, 2015
Day 1 and day 2. So happy to get it done. #therideab pic.twitter广州桑拿网/CBboS2yjeP
— Creepy Bob Lowe (@Sierradrinker) August 9, 2015
Half way there… So proud of this guy! #ridetoconquercancer #yyc #enbridgeridetoconquercancer #rangelandriders #proudwife