The 2016 Ride to Conquer cancer is complete. The economy was down but not our spirit. Thank you everyone involved, from riders, to crew, to friends and family. What a successful year of fund raising with over $126,000 raised. Stand and cheer, take a bow, fist pump the air. We used team work and innovative ideas to fund raise. We had successful garage sales, The Game of Thrones, Wine Survivor and the Pub Night. We made our calls, sent out our emails and did what it takes to raise funds for a truly worthy cause.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a special event. It is challenging, a bucket list mile stone event. From the fund raising, to the fitness needed to complete the 200 km ride, this ride can appear like an impossible task. If you think this, you would be incorrect. Every ounce of effort needed to be successful is paid back 10 times over. Team NOV is a support team. Your hard work is rewarded with Team assistance. Whether that assistance is financial, training or social, it is available to you.
Training for the ride has already started but it is not too late for you to join by a long shot. 200 kms over 2 days can be done by anyone with the desire, determination and conviction to participate. Ask the hundreds of cancer survivors who have completed the ride if it is impossible? Is the training too hard? Does it take too much of your time? The answer is no. The training is just regular fitness that we should all be doing anyway. Walk twice a week for ½ hour and do a ride or spin once a week for one to two hours. That would be enough to get you started. Add a couple of long rides in June and July and you are good to go. Some do more, some less, it is a personal preference.
Join us today. Help us with fund raising. Donate. We are working towards a cancer free future. We need your support for this special cause. Your donation is used for cancer prevention and screening, enhanced care and research. You are making a difference in people’s life’s. By helping, you are part of the solution. Show your support for those fighting cancer today and those who will be fighting tomorrow.
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.