The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer sets fundraising record with $7 million raised as 4th annual Ride commences in Montreal.
July 7, 2012 (Repentigny)
: The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer announced 1,956 riders and 350 crew members raised over $7 million for the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, as the 4th annual Ride commenced at École Jean Baptiste Meilleur in Repentigny on Saturday morning. Ride participants will cycle over 200 km through the Quebec countryside with an overnight camp in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
“Today the determination and generosity of the people of Quebec demonstrated once again what can be achieved when we act together for a noble and important cause. We are enormously grateful to all those who contributed to the resounding success of the 4th Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer benefitting the Jewish General Hospital and our cancer partners across Quebec,” said Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. View release
MAKE AN IMPACT
40% of Canadian women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes. An estimated 1 out of every 4 Canadians are expected to die from cancer.
The money you raise for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will help fund cancer research and care at the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital and throughout Quebec. Funds will be used to support research and new technologies in the areas of molecular diagnostics, functional imaging, biomarkers, molecular target discovery and validation, and advanced targeted radiation therapy. In other words, your epic ride will accelerate the conquest of cancer. Period. So how’s that for epic?
PROFILES OF COURAGE
You don't have to be rich to participate in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. And you don't have to be an athlete, either. Whether you're 25 or 75, a fitness freak or a couch potato, a banker or a barista, you can absolutely do this. With our support, you will not only raise an incredible amount of money for cancer research, but also be completely ready to cycle the most meaningful ride of your life.