This weekend, thousands of men and women will cycle over 200 kilometres and raise millions of dollars for cancer research in B.C., in the second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation, June 19 and 20.
After opening ceremonies early Saturday morning, the riders will take to the road from Guildford Town Centre in Surrey and head south through the Pacific Northwest.
BC Cancer Foundation CEO Douglas Nelson is looking forward to participating in the 2010 Ride. “The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a great way to make a difference in the lives of British Columbians who are facing cancer,” Nelson said. “We raised over $7 million in our first Ride last year, and we’re confident that this year’s event will have an even bigger impact on the funding we can provide to the BC Cancer Agency.”
The BC Cancer Foundation invests the funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer in a wide range of research and patient care programs at the BC Cancer Agency, across B.C.
With 44 per cent of Canadian men and 39 per cent of Canadian women developing cancer in their lifetime, the BC Cancer Foundation is making a significant difference in the lives of British Columbians who experience cancer.
For more information about The Ride to Conquer Cancer please contact 1-888-771-BIKE (2453), or visit www.conquercancer.ca.
DH Vancouver Staff
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