Catching Up with the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors

Tom Baker Cancer Conquerers - Enbride Ride to Conquer Cancer
Yup, that’s right, they’re back again!

Team Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors are gearing up for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and this year they will be entering the ride with over 120 teammates made up of physicians, nurses, patients and community members all dedicated to supporting cancer research and care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

“Each individual has a personal story to tell, but we share the common goal of supporting clinical trials and ultimately searching for a cure,” says team captain Dr. Nancy Nixon, Breast Oncology Research Fellow at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Dr. Nixon is one of four team captains of the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors, which includes Scott Schroeder, Director of Marketing & Physician Relations, EFW Radiology; Elaine Bruce, cancer survivor and 6-time Rider; and Hall Murdoch, CPA, CA, Partner, MNP LLP.

The team has held several different fundraisers in order to make the biggest impact possible for cancer patients across Alberta including a team BBQ, a comedy show, exercises classes and silent auctions.

At this point the team has raised over $229,300, and they continue to work towards their fundraising goal of $500,000. As the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors train and prepare for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, they are united in their anticipation for the moment when they will be immersed in the incredible energy of Ride Day.

“We all come together as a community, and it’s a truly powerful experience,” says Dr. Nancy Nixon.

After the Ride, the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors plan on enjoying a liquid reward together (a.k.a a cold beer!) back at camp to celebrate the difference they have made possible.

If you are interested in helping the Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors reach their goal of raising $500,000 to make life better for Albertans facing cancer, please visit:

– Sydney Fairfield