Premier Supports Inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer
(Victoria, Nov.25, 2008) - Today, Premier Gordon Campbell along with 75 MLA’s congregated on the steps of the BC Legislature to show their support for The 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a cycling fundraiser to raise money for research and enhancements to patient care at the BC Cancer Agency. Since one in every three Canadians will develop cancer in his or her lifetime, this province-wide event is rightly viewed as a call to action. Riders will embark on a two-day journey starting in Vancouver and riding to Seattle, Washington. The Ride begins the morning of Saturday, June 20, 2009 in Vancouver with a moving Opening Ceremony before riders start the first leg of the course. After camping overnight, their voyage will end on Sunday afternoon in Seattle.
“The Ride to Conquer Cancer is an amazing opportunity,” says Nick Locke, Senior Vice President, Development at the BC Cancer Foundation. “Montreal, Toronto, and Calgary are also hosting this cycling event to conquer this disease once and for all.”
“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to be involved in such an epic event,” says Premier Gordon Campbell. “Cycling from Vancouver to Seattle may be bold, however, it is certainly achievable. It is terrific to see the community across the province coming together to support this endeavour, therefore, I would like to take this chance to challenge my fellow peers, who have not yet registered to join me and do so!”
Registration for The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting BC Cancer Foundation is now open. Call 888.771.BIKE or visit www.conquercancer.ca to sign-up today!
BC Cancer Foundation, established in 1935, raises funds to support research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority that provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for everyone in BC and Yukon.
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