Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors
Thank you very much for your consideration in donating to, or being a part of our team the “Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors” in this year’s annual Alberta Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (ERTCC) taking place on August 12th and 13th, 2017. Our team consists of members of the medical and non-medical community all with one goal: to conquer cancer. We are dedicating our time and efforts to all of our patients, friends and family members who have been diagnosed, treated, passed away and overall affected by cancer. We are also riding in celebration of all those who have survived the diagnosis despite all of the odds against them. This will be the sixth year our riders will be cycling alongside many cancer survivors on our team, and the third for me personally, during this prestigious annual event. Last year, our team placed second in total funds raised in Alberta, with an impressive total of $396,775.00!
The Enbridge RTCC event benefits the Alberta Cancer Foundation (ACF). However, Myka Osinchuk (CEO of ACF) has granted us the opportunity to raise funds dedicated for clinical research here at the TBCC. Dr. Gwyn Bebb, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at TBCC said in regards to the RTCC, “We are thrilled the team are directing the funds they raise from their ride to conquer cancer to support clinical trials activity at the TBCC. The Alberta Cancer Foundation has given their assurance that the money raised by this team will indeed go directly to clinical trials. Such clinical trials are a huge source of optimism. They provide hope that better treatments will be developed for future patients diagnosed with cancer.”
The Team has three primary goals:
1. To raise $500,000.00 for our Clinical Research Unit.
2. To bring clinical research and potentially better treatments to our patients here at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC).
3. To give our cancer patients, the clinicians and researchers, an opportunity to testify what they have been able to accomplish here in Calgary.
Being part of a team (family) is very helpful as you embark on a daunting journey or challenge. For many 220+Km’s may seem like a daunting task, yet others are worried about raising an individual minimum of $2,500 to be able to ride. Those are the practical reasons for being part of a team, our team. You will benefit in many ways, such as; camaraderie, training rides, collaborative work in fundraising, enhancing and exploring your network(s) and finding a person(s) you can associate with enriching your efforts. Be certain that your life will never be the same after participating in the Ride. Visit our FaceBook page “Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors” to witness some of the stories changing the future of cancer here in Calgary and Alberta.
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation presented by Evraz is an epic cycling journey along the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Proceeds will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and treatment.