Alberta's Ride to Conquer Cancer raises just under $2 million

Aug 29 2020, 3:13 pm

Despite the pandemic stopping the typical in-person event, a provincial bike ride to raise money for research and treatment raised almost $2 million this year.

Taking place on Saturday, Alberta’s Ride to Conquer Cancer is usually a spectacle to see, as massive crowds of cyclists pedal their way through the province. For the past 12 years, thousands have rallied and raised more than $80 million to improve cancer treatment, research and care in Alberta.

While COVID-19 made sure there wouldn’t be the usual flock of cyclists in one place, participants raised a total of $1.9 million before they put the rubber to the road today. Spurred on by the hashtag #WeStillRide, small groups and loan riders went for trip of their own choosing, for any distance they felt they could muster.

One member of Team Enbridge, — Enbridge is the event’s main sponsor — raised $47,000 alone, the highest amount collected by a single individual.

If you did participate, don’t miss the virtual happy hour going on at 5 pm this evening, and if you want to get amped up before going on a (late) ride of your own, check out the pre-race rally they had online.

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