Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2017
A record has been broken. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announced that 5,042 riders raised $20,533,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at the annual event in Ontario, held on June 10—the highest sum ever. “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,” says Paul Alofs, president and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, in a recent press release. “We have been amazed by the Ride’s impact in 10 years and everyone’s ongoing efforts and dedication enables transformational change.”
Over the past decade, the Ontario-based ride has raised over $175 million to support personalized cancer medicine, treatment, research, education and new standards of care at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s sites in Ontario and worldwide. Throughout Canada, the ride has gathered more than $363 million since 2008. It’s also the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event. The ride can in many ways be considered a unifying event based on compassion, empathy, perseverance, strength and solidarity. The event typically brings together thousands of individuals around the world who consist of cancer survivors and cyclists who fundraise year-round for this occasion. The event covers over 200 kilometres between Toronto and Niagara Falls, and it lasts two days.