Alberta Cancer Foundation announces new flagship cycling event benefiting Albertans facing cancer

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Alberta Cancer Foundation announces new flagship cycling event benefiting Albertans facing cancer

April 8, 2021 – The Alberta Cancer Foundation is excited to announce details for a brand new flagship cycling event, taking place August 28, 2021.

The Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer will be the most “Alberta” cycling challenge this province has ever seen. From Lethbridge to Fort McMurray, the Tour will keep the impact close to home raising funds in support of cancer research and care delivered by Albertans, for Albertans.

Over the past 12 years, Albertans have come together every summer to participate in an epic cycling challenge, raising millions of dollars in support of incredible cancer research and care. This brand new event has a fresh name, but the goals and experience will remain the same as years past — an inspiring cycling challenge that has an unparalleled impact on cancer outcomes for Albertans.

“We are proud to continue supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation and this brand new Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer,” says Vern Yu, Executive Vice President and President, Liquids Pipelines. “We saw a lot of things stop over the last year. Unfortunately, cancer wasn’t one of them. Enbridge will continue to ride and raise funds for groundbreaking research and care, close to home.”

As a virtual event, this year’s Tour will allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to reach more communities across the province. Cyclists can participate from anywhere across Alberta, cycle the distance of their choosing, and raise funds for the cancer centre closest to home. As the official fundraising partner of the 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres, this event will enable the Alberta Cancer Foundation to continue supporting world-class research and patient care, right here in our own backyard.

“We are delighted to launch our new Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer and are grateful for Enbridge’s continued support,” says Wendy Beauchesne, CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. “We know how much cycling and fundraising for the Alberta Cancer Foundation has meant to riders, volunteers and crew over the last 12 years and want to deliver that same inspirational experience that leads to more moments for Albertans facing cancer. We hope to see you on the Tour.”

We invite media to contact us to arrange interviews with Alberta Cancer Foundation spokespersons as well as Tour cyclists who will be participating in this year’s iconic event – cycling in support of the most courageous and brave Albertans who have shown their Alberta strength through a cancer experience. Start strong and finish stronger by joining the Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer, today. To register or learn more, visit touralbertaforcancer.ca

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For media inquiries, contact:

Phoebe Dey
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Alberta Cancer Foundation
phoebe.dey@albertacancer.ca
(780) 700-6120

Christiane Gauthier
Communications Manager
Alberta Cancer Foundation
christiane.gauthier@albertacancer.ca
(403) 470-8972

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Stage four cancer.

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