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2850 Participants Raise $14 Million in Inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer

Riders will finish the last 100 kilometres of Canada’s most successful cycling fundraiser at scenic Niagara Falls

(Toronto, June 22) - In its inaugural year, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has emerged as Canada’s most successful cycling fundraiser. Yesterday, The Princess Margaret announced that 2850 participants from across North America raised $14 million.

“I have spent most of my clinical career operating on patients who have cancer and I can assure that research has dramatically improved outcomes over the past 20 years,” says Dr. Bob Bell, President and CEO, University Health Network. “Because of the support received through the Ride, we can help researchers at Canada's premier cancer research centre find the cures that will make cancer history.”

With the launch of The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Princess Margaret can allocate crucial funds for its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, and Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Medical Director of Princess Margaret Hospital Cancer Program, have a clear vision on where the money raised on The Ride to Conquer Cancer will be best utilized.

“I was attracted to Canada because of the unique research being conducted at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world,” says Dr. Benjamin Neel. “The Princess Margaret is home to 168 scientists who specialize in cancer research. While The Princess Margaret has established world-leading positions in areas such as Cancer Stem Cells, Tumor Hypoxia/metabolism, Radiation Biology and Imaging Physics/Guided Therapeutics, modern cancer research is extremely expensive and labor intensive.  To stay at the cutting edge, we need to be able to recruit and retain the best scientists, purchase the most modern equipment, and fund high-risk, high-gain research projects that typically are not supported by other funding agencies."

Although improvements have been made to treat the over 200 types of cancer in the last 20 years, many cancers are still often lethal with lung, pancreatic and ovarian presenting significant treatment challenges. In 2008 alone, there will be an estimated 159,900 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada and 72,700 deaths because of cancer.

“We are extremely grateful and appreciate everyone’s involvement in The Ride to Conquer Cancer,” says Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “Thanks to the generous commitment of riders and the support of the public, donors and corporate sponsors, The Princess Margaret has made significant progress in the fight against cancer here in Canada. Our goal is to conquer cancer in our lifetime and with funding from the ride, we are steps closer to making that vision become a reality.”

The second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer event is already planned for June 12 to 14, 2009. For more information about the event, or to register as a participant for next year, please contact (416) 815-RIDE (7433), or sign up online at www.conquercancer.ca.

Swiss Chalet is the Presenting sponsor for this first-time event. Gold sponsors include Ford Via Rail, CTV, Jack FM and Globe and Mail. Other official event sponsors and suppliers include Resolve, IBM, EastDell Estates Winery, Steam Whistle Brewery, Sobeys and Coca-Cola.

About The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.  More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.pmhf.ca/

About Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm the Ontario Cancer Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, have achieved an international reputation as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto and more information about UHN can be found at http://www.uhn.ca/.

About The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital
The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital brings together an elite team of cancer researchers, scientists, clinicians and staff dedicated to the ultimate goal of conquering cancer by leveraging basic, translational and clinical research into dramatic cancer breakthroughs. For more information, go to http://www.campbellfamilyinstitute.ca/.


For more information about the event please contact (416) 815-RIDE (7433), or visit www.conquercancer.ca.


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2850 Participants Raise $14 Million in Inaugural 200 Kilometre, two-day, Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Princess Margaret benefits from the millions raised by participants in Canada’s largest cycling fundraising event.

(Toronto, June 21) 
- Today, The Princess Margaret announced that 2850 participants from across North America raised $14 million in The Ride to Conquer Cancer. In its first year, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has emerged as Canada’s largest cycling fundraising event. The Ride inspired 2850 men and women, from 8 Canadian provinces and 16 US states, to become involved in conquering cancer in a bold way.

Money raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer means that The Princess Margaret can allocate crucial funds for its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. Here, a team of world-class doctors, scientists and support staff are engaged in the battle against cancer. As 3200 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer each week, the work of Princess Margaret personnel is critical.

“This multi-day event is for people wanting to do something bold in the fight against cancer,” says Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital. “Progress in research needs a sustained commitment over years to combat cancer and we are truly grateful for the support from so many riders and donors. The funds raised will allow us to support otherwise under-funded areas of research. With this year’s funds, The Princess Margaret can conduct further research into critical areas such as cancer stem cells, guided therapeutics and cancer metabolism.”

Although improvements have been made to treat the over 200 types of cancer in the last 20 years, many cancers are still often lethal with lung, pancreatic and ovarian presenting significant treatment challenges. In 2008 alone, there will be an estimated 159,900 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada and 72,700 deaths because of cancer.

“The Ride to Conquer Cancer provides essential funding for The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at The Princess Margaret,” says Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “The Ride supports breakthrough cancer research where an elite team of cancer researchers, clinicians and staff are working on the discovery of new cancer therapies, with the ultimate goal of conquering cancer.”

After a moving Opening Ceremonies at the Direct Energy Centre at the Canadian National Exhibition, participants embark on the first 100 kilometres of the ride. Tonight, they camp at Mohawk College to rest up for the final 100 kilometres on Sunday, taking them on the final leg of their journey from Hamilton to Niagara Falls. Family, friends, and supporters are invited to greet and cheer on the Riders as they make their way to the finish line.

Swiss Chalet is the Presenting sponsor for this first-time event. Gold sponsors include Ford, Via Rail, CTV, Jack FM and the Globe and Mail. Other official event sponsors and suppliers include Resolve, IBM, EastDell Estates Winery, Steam Whistle Brewery, Sobeys and Coca-Cola.

For more information about the event, or to register as a participant for next year, please contact (416) 815-RIDE (7433), or sign up online at www.conquercancer.ca. The second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer in Toronto is already planned for June 12 to 14, 2009.

About The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.  More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.pmhf.ca/

About Princess Margaret Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm the Ontario Cancer Institute, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, have achieved an international reputation as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto and more information about UHN can be found at http://www.uhn.ca/.

About The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital
The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital brings together an elite team of cancer researchers, scientists, clinicians and staff dedicated to the ultimate goal of conquering cancer by leveraging basic, translational and clinical research into dramatic cancer breakthroughs. For more information, go to http://www.campbellfamilyinstitute.ca/.

For more information about the event please contact (416) 815-RIDE (7433), or visit www.conquercancer.ca.


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The Campbell Family Gives Record Support to Princess Margaret Hospital to Create The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute

(Toronto - June 3, 2008)
 - Canada’s leading cancer research centre announced today that a long-term gift of $37.5 million from the Campbell family will be recognized through the creation of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute (CFCRI) at Princess Margaret Hospital. The Campbell family’s support over the course of their association with Princess Margaret Hospital now totals $67.5 million, representing the largest cumulative private gift to cancer research in Canada.

“The Campbell family’s support of cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital is inspirational and transformative,” said Dr. Robert Bell, President and CEO of University Health Network (UHN), which includes Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. “In recognition of this support, we will be naming part of our cancer research enterprise The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director, the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI) will also be the Director of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute. He is a leading cancer cell researcher and was recruited from the Harvard Medical School to lead our cancer research in the fall of 2006.”


The creation of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute enables OCI to advance research into targeting discoveries to develop potential cures for many kinds cancer, said Dr. Neel. “I was attracted to Canada and to The Princess Margaret in particular, because of the unique combination of basic, translational and clinical research that makes it one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. I am delighted that the Campbell family has decided that this is a place worthy of such support and I will work with all of the scientists to ensure that the Campbell family’s support of our work translates into hope for cancer patients around the world.”


The new knowledge coming from Princess Margaret Hospital builds on a legacy of landmark science that includes Drs. James Till and Ernest McCulloch’s discovery of the stem cell and Dr. Tak Mak’s cloning of the T-cell receptor. More recent discoveries include Dr. Norman Boyd’s discovery of breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer and Dr. John Dick’s discovery of the colon cancer stem cell.


The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute will accelerate the pace of breakthrough cancer research, facilitating the translation of cancer discoveries into new life-saving therapies and more personalized cancer treatments for each patient. The family’s previous gift of $25 million in 2004 established The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research (CFIBCR). Dr. Tak Mak leads the CFIBCR and will work closely with Dr. Neel to ensure full integration of cancer research activities.


“The Campbell support is advancing our knowledge of breast cancer and we are focused on using that knowledge to refine and target treatments,” said Dr. Tak Mak, “This gift is a significant step as research conducted at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute will ultimately benefit Canadians diagnosed with any type of cancer.”

While breast cancer will remain a major focus at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, funding for the new institute will support a high content tumour bank; a state-of-the-art Advanced Molecular Profiling Lab (AMPL) and cancer research in tumour metabolism, cancer stem cells, cancer genomics, proteomics, informatics and guided therapeutics.


“It is an honour to work with the family to ensure that their gift creates the best opportunities possible for Canadian researchers to continue to solve parts of the cancer puzzle,” said Paul Alofs, President of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “The ultimate goal is to conquer cancer and there will be many milestones on that road, which we will celebrate with the Campbells.”


“Support of this magnitude for research is very exciting,” said Dr. Christopher Paige, Vice President of Research at UHN. “This vote of confidence in Drs. Mak, Neel and their colleagues at UHN is well placed and I thank the Campbells for their extraordinarily generous gift to research.”


About The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital
The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Hospital brings together an elite team of cancer researchers, scientists, clinicians and staff dedicated to the ultimate goal of conquering cancer by leveraging basic, translational and clinical research into dramatic cancer breakthroughs. For more information, go to http://www.campbellfamilyinstitute.ca/.


About Princess Margaret Hospital

Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute, have achieved an international reputation as one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto and more information about UHN can be found at http://www.uhn.ca/.


About The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.pmhf.ca/

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To arrange an interview, please contact:
Rebecca Lindström Holohan
Manager, Marketing Communications
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
416-946-2898
rebecca.holohan@pmhf.ca

 

 

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The Auroran (Aurora, ON) - 1/29/2008

 

They'll ride to raise money for hospital

 

Aurora's Sharon Wilson, Samantha Timbers, Leanne Omond, Lori Maich, and Particia Moulton will be the riders, while Bill Wilson and Cathy Tustin will act as crew members by participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.

 

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Chronical-Journal (Thunder bay, ON) - 1/18/2008

Cyclist plans charity ride with new wheels

Thunder bay resident Ron Kresack is shopping for a bike for a trek around Golden Horeshoe this summer.

 

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Durham Region News - Wed Oct 31, 2007
 
Riders rolling to beat cancer
By: By Parvaneh Pessian

WHITBY -- A Brooklin resident will strap on her helmet and join thousands of determined cancer fighters riding to make a difference.

Patricia Moulton is part of a team participating in Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day bicycle journey taking place June 20-22, 2008, that will begin in Toronto and end in Niagara Falls.
Proceeds from the event will go toward finding a breakthrough in new cancer therapies at Princess Margaret Hospital.

The other members of Ms. Moulton's team, Cancer Killers, are from the Aurora area and range from age 20 to 50. All have either lost loved ones from the disease or currently know someone undergoing treatment. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 3 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

The goal for every rider is to raise $2,500, which did not faze Ms. Moulton.

"I knew it wouldn't be a problem (to raise the money) because it's such a big thing ...so many people would like to see some sort of cure," she said.

Ms. Moulton has a bad ankle, which holds her back from walking or jogging too much but she said she's up for the challenge.

"I wanted to do something substantial in my life; It gives me something to work towards."
Sharon Wilson, captain of the team, lost her mother to cancer. "We were all sick of it, mad at it," she said.

After hearing about the organization on the radio, she knew she had to be a part of it. "I felt that it was something I needed to do, that it was my turn."

The participants, who are not professional cyclists, plan to train a few times a week so that they are ready for the big weekend. Olympic medallist Steve Bauer will also be there riding for the cause.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.conquercancer.ca/ or call 416-815-7433.
 
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Orillia Packet & Times - October 10, 2007
 
Teen cyclist on a roll; ODCVI student near head of the pack in cancer fundraiser
 
For 15-year-old Alli Daniel, the road to helping find a cure for cancer is 200 kilometres long and paved with the donations and support of the local community.
 
The Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute student will be part of the inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer benefitting Princess Margaret Hospital next June.

Although only registered since August, Alli has raised more than $6,000, placing her as one of the top five fundraisers for the event so far.
 
"I really was surprised," she said of how the donations started adding up. "The minimum is $2,500 to participate, and I didn't know how quickly I'd get to that."

After surpassing her first fundraising goal of $3,200, Alli upped the ante to $6,500. She currently sits at $6,238.
 
"It really shows what a small town can do for this cause," she said, noting some of those ahead of her in fundraising work at Princess Margaret Hospital or have received significant corporate donations.
 
A recreational cyclist, Alli has never attempted a ride anywhere close to the 200-kilometre course that will take participants from Tor- onto to Niagara Falls.
 
While watching the Tour de France earlier this year, an advertisement for the Ride to Conquer Cancer caught Alli's attention, and she decided to take on the challenge.
 
"I just try to think about the people and their families who have heard the three words 'you have cancer,' and that's what makes me want to do this ride," she said.
 
She said the ride is important because virtually everyone, including her own family, has been touched by cancer. Both Alli's grandmothers died from the disease.
 
Right now, Alli is busy during the week with cross-country running for school, but she said weekends are set aside for training. She, along with a friend, has been cycling in the Horseshoe Valley area, putting in about 40 kilometres at a time.

"I'm hoping that, closer to the ride, I'll be getting a lot more kilometres in per week," she said.
To donate, or to find out more about the Ride to Conquer Cancer, go to www. conquercancer.ca.
 
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Stayner Sun - October 1, 2007
 
Local resident rides to conquer cancer in 2008
 
Graeme Isdale of Stayner has committed to conquering cancer by participating in the inaugural 200-kilometre Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.
 
The ride is from Toronto to Niagara Falls on June 20-22 and organizers plan to make it a recurring event.

Riders will support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at Princess Margaret Hospital. 

Isdale has set a goal of raising $2,500.

Isdale said his ride is being inspired by his mother who had lost a leg to cancer at 17 years of age, had breast cancer in her 20s and died at 37 years of age from liver cancer. He said his sister, Sue, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 40 and is now in remission.

"These personal brushes with cancer have motivated me to undertake this challenge," Isdale said.

Supporters of the cause can visit the website at http://www.conquercancer.ca/ and support Isdale's ride through participant ID number 520367-5, or call (416) 815-RIDE (7433).  

Riders will be supported by hundreds of volunteers and crew Members who will provide meals, water and snack stops, gear transport, portable restrooms, safety on the streets, comprehensive medical services and an overnight campsite complete with tents, massages, and hot showers.

Anyone can join the ride. According to organizers all you need is a bike, a helmet and a little motivation.
 
 
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Manila Media Monitor - September 2007
 
Singer-songwriter Marc Ballesteros is asking support from his beloved community.
 
Marc said that on June 21-22, 2008, he will be participating in a 2-day major cycling event called “The Ride to Conquer Cancer” for the benefit of the Princess Margaret Hospital - Canada’s leading comprehensive institution devoted to cancer research and care.
 
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Dundas Star - August 17, 2007
 
Resident joins history-making ride in 2008 to conquer cancer
 
Dylan Hachey of Hamilton has committed to conquering cancer by participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.
 
He will join thousands of other men and women in a history-making ride from June 20-22, 2008.
 
Dylan will take part in a two-day ride of over 200 kilometres from Toronto to Niagara Falls with a night of camping in Hamilton.
 
Riders will support breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at Princess Margaret Hospital.
 
With one in three Canadians diagnosed with cancer, Dylan is rallying for the cause because he wants to end this heartbreaking disease.
 
"According to the National Cancer Institute of Canada, over 153,100 new cases of cancer and 70,400 deaths from cancer were estimated to occur in 2006," said Dylan.
 
"Men outnumber women for new cases by five per cent and mortality by 11 per cent. That's why I'm riding. To do something big about cancer."
 
Dylan has set a personal fundraising goal of $5,000.
 
To help him reach this goal, visit http://www.conquercancer.ca/ or call 416-815-RIDE (7433).
 
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CFRB Radio News - June 6, 2007
 
PMHF Launches the Ride to Conquer Cancer
 
Farah Dhalla
 
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation’s crusade to conquer cancer just got bigger with the launch of its new fundraising event along University Avenue. The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital is the biggest fundraising initiative to date.
 
Drivers on University Avenue honked in support of the cyclists pedaling stationary yellow bikes on the sidewalk in front of the hospital. The side walk was splashed out in yellow, from yellow bikes, to yellow and blue t-shirts, even yellow Gatorade bottles.
 
Mayor David Miller and Olympic medalist Steve Bauer both came out to show their support for this bold, new initiative. Bauer, who will be riding in the event, encouraged people to join him in June 2008. “When I heard about this event, I couldn’t say no. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause,” said Bauer.
 
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling journey of over 200 kilometres through Southern Ontario. Thousands of men and women are expected to take part in the ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls starting June 20-22. At the end of the event, participants will have the option of taking the Conquest Express, a chartered VIA Rail train (equipped for bikes) back to Toronto from Niagara Falls.
 
Paul Alofs, President and CEO of Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation said, “there a two challenges to this event: the 200 km bike ride and each participant must raise $2,500 in order to ride.” However, the Foundation staff is available to help those interested to reach and exceed this fundraising goal.
 
The money raised from The Ride to Conquer Cancer will go towards breakthrough research and discovery of new cancer therapies which will benefit not just at Princess Margaret Hospital but across the world.
 
To join as a Rider or become an Ambassador visit www.conquercancer.ca or call (416) 815-RIDE (7433).
 
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Globe and Mail
June 7, 2007

 

Plans in Motion for Major Cancer Ride


A 25th wedding anniversary, the birth of a daughter and the death of a mother are all motivations for organizers and supporters of Princess Margaret Hospital's newest cancer research fundraiser.

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New bike ride fundraiser means critical funds for cancer and unique journey for participants
 
TORONTO, June 6 - Princess Margaret Hospital’s (PMH) crusade to conquer cancer just got bigger with the launch of new fundraising event, The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital today. The large-scale bike ride of over 200 km will take place June 20-22, 2008.
 
Commuters on University Avenue were greeted by hospital staff pedaling 25 stationary yellow bikes on the sidewalk in front of Princess Margaret Hospital this morning to mark the beginning of the hospital’s largest scale fundraiser to date.
 
“Today, we begin a new level of commitment to conquering cancer with the launch of the Ride,” said Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. “Proceeds from this event will ensure critical funds for our highest cancer research priorities, propelling us forward in the fight against the disease. I will cycle every kilometer of the Ride and I encourage everyone with a little motivation, a bike and a helmet to join me next June by registering at www.conquercancer.ca or call (416) 815-RIDE (7433).”
 
Riders will embark on a two-day cycling journey of over 200 km through Southern Ontario. The Ride begins the morning of Saturday, June 21 with a moving Opening Ceremonies in Toronto before Riders start the first 100km of the course, stopping to camp for the night in Hamilton. Riders end their journey on the second day in Niagara Falls with an emotional Closing Ceremonies. Following ceremonies, participants will have the option of taking the “Conquest Express”, a chartered VIA Rail train back to Toronto from Niagara Falls equipped to carry bikes as well.
 
Domenic Dell’Elce, Honourary Chair of The Ride to Conquer Cancer knows firsthand the effects of cancer. “I was diagnosed with testicular cancer at 19 years old, an age when you should be getting colds, not cancer. Standing here before you today, I am living proof that Princess Margaret Hospital is saving lives and we as a community are helping to make that difference. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a journey I am gladly undertaking because when we make cancer history, I want to look back and know I was a part of that conquest.”

Proceeds benefit Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada’s leading cancer research centre and the only cancer centre in Canada 100% dedicated to cancer research and care. Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), have assembled a team of world-class doctors, scientists and support staff whose sole vision is to conquer cancer for those struggling right now and for those yet to be diagnosed.
 
To get involved in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital visit www.conquercancer.ca or call (416) 815-RIDE (7433).
 
About Princess Margaret Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, Ontario Cancer Institute, have achieved an international reputation as global leaders in the fight against cancer. Princess Margaret Hospital is a member of University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. All three are research hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto.
http://www.uhn.ca/
 
About The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for research, education and the enhancement of patient care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute.
http://www.pmhf.ca/
 
 
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CONTACT:
Lauren Adams
Communications Coordinator
l.adams@conquercancer.ca
T: 905.320.3273
 
 
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