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Support My Ride to Conquer Cancer
First of all may I say a big thank you to all those who supported my rides over the last 3 years.
When I first decided to undertake the challenge back in February 2014 it was to support a colleague of mine who had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Thankfully she is one of the luck ones and is now in remission. However, without the fundraisinfg that goes towards research and after care there may have been a different story to tell.
So Why do I contiunue to do this ride?
Well, in 2016, an estimated 18,400 new cases will be diagnosed in Alberta and 6,500 people will die of cancer.
For both men and women in Alberta, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. In 2016, an estimated 1,050 men and 1,100 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer. An estimated 810 men and 790 women will die of lung cancer.
For men in Alberta, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer. In 2016, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and an estimated 410 will die of it.
For women in Alberta, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer. In 2016, an estimated 2,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 410 will die of it.
In 2016, an estimated 1,300 men and 900 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
So oncemore I (along with about 1,700 other) we will take on the The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer; a cycling journey along the majestic Canadian Rockies, to help fight cancer and to assist the research programs.
As ever it will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made!
Contribute to this history-making event with a donation. Funds raised in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer will support breakthrough research, exemplary teaching, and compassionate care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, a leader in cancer research and treatment.
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