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The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on June 9-10, 2018, journeying over 200k through Ontario. The Ride is a bold endeavour to Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. The money raised for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Funds raised support Personalized Cancer Medicine, including research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret, across Ontario, and around the world.

THE ENBRIDGE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER ANNOUNCES $18.3 MILLION RAISED IN 11th ANNUAL EVENT

Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 4,555 riders in Ontario’s annual event, cycling over 200 kilometres in two days and supporting Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto

TORONTO, June 9, 2018 – The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announces $18.3 million raised for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, as the 11th annual Ride commenced in Ontario on Saturday morning. Opening ceremonies took place in Toronto and Niagara Falls, where participants and supporters gathered to honour all those touched by the disease. The crowd heard from Princess Margaret leaders and participants who shared their personal stories. A riderless bike was escorted through the crowd, representing those whose lives ended too soon because of cancer. 4,555 riders began the two-day 200+ km journey, finishing in Niagara Falls on Sunday afternoon, where family and friends will cheer them across the finish line.

In 11 years, the Ontario Ride has raised over $194 million to further enhance personalized cancer medicine at The Princess Margaret, and fund vital cancer research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care here and around the world. Nationally, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $396 million to-date and is Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event.

“Every day, 565 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer and it is estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes. The annual success that comes from The Ride, continues to fund Personalized Cancer Medicine, which treats the patient and not just the disease. Dollars from The Ride, support the team at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to detect, diagnose, target, support and treat over 17,700 new patients every year,” says Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

“With this being my first year riding, I am truly amazed by the community of participants and supporters who dedicate their year to this incredible event. A sincere thank-you to all participants, volunteers, crews, partners and donors for continuing to believe in The Princess Margaret and your contribution to this year’s success,” said Burns. 

The annual Ride in Ontario draws thousands of participants from around the world and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise year-round to participate in the annual event, between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

On Saturday night, the CN Tower and Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square will be lit blue, yellow and white in support of the Ride and the $18.3 million raised.

I was diagnosed with melanoma on June 9, the exact date of The Ride this year and every June, I do something special that pushes my physical limits,” said Abby Micks, first year rider from Toronto.

I have been on a six-year long cancer journey and I have beaten all my statistics. That is why I am so dedicated to cycling in this event. Despite my personal battle, I am also riding for family members who have been affected by the disease. In the last few weeks, my closest cousin, who was like a brother, lost his battle. His last words to me were, ‘have a good ride Abby!’ To honour him, my fiancée and I have formed team La Vie to celebrate life. Life is an unpredictable journey but worth every curve ball we are handed!” Micks added.

Since 2011, Enbridge has been the title sponsor of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Collectively over 2,500 Enbridge employees, their friends and their families have raised over $8.6 million for the Ride across Canada.

Enbridge is incredibly proud to be the title sponsor of this outstanding event, and our riders and volunteers look forward to this weekend every year,” said Dave Charleson, Vice President, Energy Supply and Customer Care, Enbridge Gas Distribution.  

“We’re also pleased to announce that we have renewed our sponsorship of the Ride, and 2019 will mark 12 years as title sponsor. The Ride continues to raise crucial dollars to save lives of those touched by cancer, which far too many of our loved ones face. Together, we are making a difference for patients and are grateful to the community of riders and supporters who are devoted to the Ride and its continued success. We are honoured to support The Princess Margaret in helping to conquer cancer,” added Charleson.

Organizers released the dates of June 8 and 9 for the 2019 event, and encourage people of all athletic abilities to participate in the 12th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. For more details visit www.conquercancer.ca or call 877-699-BIKE.

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THE ENBRIDGE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER ANNOUNCES $20,533,000 RAISED IN ANNUAL EVENT, COLLECTIVELY RAISING $175 MILLION IN 10 YEARS

Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 5,042 Riders in 10th annual event, cycling over 200 kilometres in two days and supporting Personalized Cancer Medicine at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto

TORONTO, June 10, 2017 – The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announces a record-breaking 5,042 riders raise $20,533,000 for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as The 10th annual Ride commenced in Ontario on Saturday. In 10 years, The Ontario Ride has raised over $175 million to support Personalized Cancer Medicine, research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret, across Ontario, and around the world. Nationally, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $359 million to-date and is Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event.

“Throughout the last decade, 44,330 participants have cycled with us in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and today, this outstanding community is honouring 10 epic years of passion, perseverance and transformation, supporting The Princess Margaret, one of the top-five cancer research centres in the world,” said Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

“We at The Princess Margaret use the term transformational when referencing our leaders and builders in Canada’s cancer space, but also in reference to our donors and events, such as The Ride to Conquer Cancer. We have been amazed by The Ride’s impact in 10 years and everyone’s ongoing efforts and dedication enables transformational change.

In the past 15 years, survival rates for all cancers have improved from 53% to 60%, showing tangible improvements. Ongoing funds raised through The Ride help fund science and research at The Princess Margaret, which is a major contributing factor to the advancements in treatment and regular perseverance in research is getting us to the finish line, to conquer cancer in our lifetime. We have an immense gratitude for all participants, volunteers, crew members, donors and sponsors who are a part of The Ride community and its life-changing impacts,” added Alofs.

The annual Ride in Ontario draws thousands of participants from around the world and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise year-round to participate in the two-day, 200+ kilometres cycling journey between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

For the first time in Ride to Conquer Cancer history, 10-year Riders met at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre on Saturday morning for a unique start-line experience, celebrating their decade-long commitment. The group then cycled toThe Ride’s traditional Opening Ceremonies at Exhibition Place, joining fellow 2017 participants. In honour of their dedication to The Princess Margaret, 10-year Riders were also awarded platinum cycling helmets.

“I signed up for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2008 at the age of 19 to honour my mother who was living with melanoma and I’ve continued to ride for 10 years because research is what gave me extra time with her,” said Lauren Waldron, 10-Year Rider from Burlington.

“After the melanoma spread to my mother’s brain, she participated in a clinical trial that has resulted in a standard method of treatment for current patients. Though she died in 2014, my mother was passionate about giving back and never giving up. She took part in the clinical trial because she knew it could benefit other patients and families like ours. For 10 years, I’ve been raising funds and cycling for The Princess Margaret because I believe in the work being done at this world-renowned cancer research centre. No matter how hard the inclines get or how tired my legs feel, I keep pedaling. I know if my mom had the chance, she’d keep pedaling too,” Waldron added. 

Enbridge has been the Title Sponsor of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, since 2011. Collectively 2,000 Enbridge employees, their friends and their families have raised over $7.6 million for The Ride across Canada.

“Enbridge continues to be proud of The Ride to Conquer Cancer’s tremendous success and we congratulate everyone involved in the event as together, we’re making a remarkable difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families. Cancer does not discriminate and thousands of Canadians, including our own employees, loved ones and friends, have been personally impacted by this disease. Enbridge is honoured to support Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and we’re thrilled to be a part of The Ride’s 10th anniversary with such an inspiring community,” said Dave Charleson, Vice President Energy Supply and Customer Care at Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Organizers released the dates of June 9 and 10 for the 2018 event, and encourage people of all athletic abilities to participate in The 11th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. For more details visit www.conquercancer.ca or call 877-699-BIKE.

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The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on June 9-10 2018, journeying over 200km through Ontario. The Ride is a bold endeavour to conquer cancer in our lifetime. The money raised for The Ride to Conquer Cancer will benefit Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. The Princess Margaret has assembled a team of top doctors and scientists whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our community, across Canada and around the world.

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