After two years, the annual Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer, Alberta’s largest cycling fundraiser, shifts back to an in person event, supporting breakthrough cancer research and care at the 17 cancer centres across Alberta.
July 23, 2022 – Alberta – After two years of cancelled events and virtual rides, the Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer is back for its 14th annual ride. This year, riders will journey up to 200 kilometres over two days throughout southern Alberta. So far, almost 900 participants (both in-person and virtual) have helped to raise $3.6M for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Fundraising for the event will continue through the weekend and until July 24, 2022.
For the last 14 years, the Tour has supported local cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across Alberta. While some things may have changed over the pandemic, like virtual rides and fundraising events, every day nearly 60 Albertans continue to hear the words, “you have cancer.” This year’s event is back in person, with the option to walk, run or cycle virtually, and is once again bringing riders together to help raise money to support Albertans and their families facing cancer.
As the province’s largest cycling fundraiser and one of Canada’s largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, the Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer (formerly known as the Ride to Conquer Cancer) continues to raise money for innovative cancer research and care in Alberta.
“It’s been two long years without an in person event. We’re excited to bring our community together again to celebrate their hard work and make a difference for Albertans facing cancer,” said Wendy Beauchesne, CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“We are so grateful for this inspirational community of riders, donors and partners like Enbridge who are dedicated to providing real-life returns to patients across the province. Dollars raised will continue to support the 17 cancer centres across the province and provide Albertans with access to world-class research, treatment and care.”
Enbridge has been the title sponsor of Tour Alberta for Cancer since 2010, and this year is no different. The dedicated Enbridge team of 250 participants has raised more than $600,000 to support programs, groundbreaking research and awareness for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“We need to continue to come out, to fundraise and support research that will make a difference,” said Vern Yu, Executive Vice President Corporate Development & CFO. “We’re proud to be the title sponsor of the Tour Alberta, which has an unparalleled impact on cancer outcomes for Albertans.”
Without the support and dedication of riders like Jeff Buchan from Drayton Valley, the success of the ride would not be possible. Jeff decided to join the Tour and raise money after his son, Brody, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “The Tour Alberta for Cancer is a way I can make a difference, it’s something positive I can do to distract me from the helplessness while Brody fights his battle,” shares Jeff. “Since Brody was diagnosed, I’ve learned that cancer touches all of us in some way. This community of people is taking action to make things better for the next person, the next family, to ease their suffering.”
About the Alberta Cancer Foundation
The Alberta Cancer Foundation directly supports the 17 cancer centres across the province, including the new Calgary Cancer Centre and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Our purpose is to create more moments for Albertans facing cancer by inspiring our community to give to innovation in detection, treatment and care. Thanks to the generosity of our donors we are able to invest in research and care initiatives that will provide real-life returns for Albertans facing cancer. We support every Albertan, no matter what type of cancer they face or where they live in the province.
About Enbridge Inc.
At Enbridge, we safely connect millions of people to the energy they rely on every day, fueling quality of life through our North American natural gas, oil or renewable power networks and our growing European offshore wind portfolio. We’re investing in modern energy delivery infrastructure to sustain access to secure, affordable energy and building on two decades of experience in renewable energy to advance new technologies including wind and solar power, hydrogen, renewable natural gas and carbon capture and storage. We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the energy we deliver, and to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Enbridge’s common shares trade under the symbol ENB on the Toronto (TSX) and New York (NYSE) stock exchanges. To learn more, visit us at enbridge.com.
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