The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Evraz is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 17-18, 2019 journeying over 200km through Alberta. The Ride is a bold endeavor to Conquer Cancer. Your contribution to the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation, supporting breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta.
RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PARTNERS WITH LOUIS GARNEAU AS THE OFFICIAL CYCLING APPAREL SPONSOR
December 12, 2018
A leader in the cycling community joins forces with Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event
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Calgary, December 12, 2018 – The Ride to Conquer Cancer announces Garneau as the Official Cycling Apparel Sponsor for the Canadian national event series. Thousands of participants in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec will take on the bold challenge of cycling over 200-kilometres in two days for cancer research and treatment. They will be united in Louis Garneau top-quality jerseys to empower them during their cycling challenge.
For 35 years, Garneau has been involved in initiatives that give back to the cycling community and bring people together. The leading manufacturer will continue their mission by partnering with the Ride to Conquer Cancer this year.
“We are proud to support events that rally so many cyclists across Canada pedaling in the fight to end cancer. Never Give Up is our motto at Garneau and we will embody this message every step of the way in this partnership,” says Michael Britten, Sales Director, Garneau.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Garneau on the Ride to Conquer Cancer. When we launched The Ride back in 2008, Garneau was there alongside us and it’s great to have them back in our peloton,” Says Steve Merker, Vice President, Business Development, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “The Ride to Conquer Cancer is Canada’s largest athletic fundraiser and it only makes sense that we partner with Canada’s premier cycling company.”
“The Ride is made up of a large and passionate community of cyclists that comes together every year to advance cancer research,” says Lindsay Carswell, Director of the Ride to Conquer Cancer at the BC Cancer Foundation. “It is delightful to be partnering with Garneau, a company that has a similar commitment to innovation and fuelled by a deep-rooted desire to bring people together.”
Since 2008, the event has raised more than $421 million nationwide.
About The Ride to Conquer Cancer™?
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a unique, two-day cycling event, journeying over 200-kilometres through British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The Ride is a bold endeavour to conquer cancer in our lifetime. The money raised for The Ride benefits world-class institutions across the country, supporting healthcare professionals whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in communities, across Canada and around the world. Since 2008, the Ride to Conquer Cancer event series has raised nearly $421 million for partners in Canada.
Garneau was founded in 1983, and like so many others successful companies such as Apple, Microsoft, HP, Google, Amazon, not to mention innumerable rock bands, the company had its first headquarters in Louis’ father’s garage. Today, Garneau is an industry leader in cycling and triathlon apparel, helmets, shoes, bikes as well as nordic apparel, accessories, snowshoes and nutrition. The products we design represent our technological expertise and innovative engineering well and push back the limits of what is established in sports.
Garneau sets benchmarks for technology and performance in the industry and transforms intuitive ideas into intelligent products. Our products are tested and used by some of the best athletes in the world including Lionel Sanders, Team Rwanda, and Cycling Canada. We have indeed come a long way since Louis’ debut in the family’s garage!
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THE ENBRIDGE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PRESENTED BY EVRAZ ANNOUNCES $8.12 MILLION RAISED IN ANNUAL EVENT, COLLECTIVELY RAISING OVER $75 MILLION IN 10 YEARS
Alberta’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 1,803 Riders in 10th annual event, cycling over 200 kilometres in two days and supporting breakthrough cancer research and care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation and 15 other centers across Alberta.
CALGARY, August 18 2018– The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz announced 1,803 riders helped raise $8.21 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation as the 10th annual Ride commenced in Alberta on Saturday. In 10 years, the Alberta Ride has raised over $75 million to support breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta. The Alberta Ride is the province’s largest cycling fundraising and Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event.
“Throughout the last decade, 17,633 participants have cycled with us in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and today we honour 10 years of individuals making life better for Albertans facing cancer,” said George Andrews, President and CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“We are humbled by this community of riders, volunteers, crew members, donors and partners who are so committed to changing the way we treat cancer and so grateful for everyone’s support over the last decade. Dollars raised will continue to allow Alberta to be a national leader in clinical trials, patients to have access to promising new treatments and the Alberta Cancer Foundation to invest in cancer prevention and screening across the province,” added Andrews.
The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate in the two-day, 200-kilometre Ride throughout Alberta. With events also in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, the Ride event series has raised over $404 million for cancer research, treatment, education and care programs across the country since 2008 and is Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraiser.
“In February of 2011, just three days after the birth of my daughter, I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. That day changed my life, and the life of my family’s, forever,” said Kyla McMullin, third year participant from Calgary, Alberta.
“It was a difficult experience filled with ups and evidently many downs, but with the support of family and friends, I got through the battle. In 2016, I was compelled to give back to the cause and decided to join the Ride, which is one of my best decisions. We all have our personal journey and motivation to join the Ride but what we all have in common is the desire to make a difference in the life of others. I received an incomparable care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and because of the effort of others, I get to participate in this 10th edition of the Ride with the support of husband and my two lovely daughters,” added McMullin.
Since 2011, Enbridge has been the title sponsor of the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Collectively, 2,008 Enbridge employees, their friends and their families have raised over $9.4 million for the Ride across Canada. Sponsorship funds donated by Enbridge allow dollars raised by Ride participants to support cancer programs at the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“Team Enbridge is proud to be amongst a dedicated rider community, who in ten years have made great impacts for Albertans facing cancer. The disease has touched us all and our loved ones face cancer diagnoses every day. We must continue to ride and raise crucial funds to keep up the momentum to conquering cancer. Enbridge has renewed our partnership in 2019 and are committed to continue to support the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s vision of a cancer free future,” said Vern Yu, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Enbridge.
Organizers released the dates of August 17 and 18 for the 2019 Ride, 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  624-BIKE .
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ABOUT THE RIDE
The Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 17-18, 2019 journeying over 200km through Alberta. The Ride is a bold endeavour to Conquer Cancer. Your contribution to the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation, supporting breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta.