On behalf of the Jewish General Hospital, all our riders, volunteers and donors, I ask you to join me in celebrating the success of the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
The incredible fundraising and support from the Ride community raised
$4.1 million, collectively raising $51 million in 9 years! These crucial funds support vital cancer research, treatment, care and prevention programs at the Jewish General Hospital and its partners across Quebec.
This year's Ride success would not have been possible without the generous support of our Title Sponsor, Enbridge, and Breakaway Partners, KPMG, Dilawri, RBC and McCarthy Tetrault. Sponsorship dollars enable the Jewish General Hospital to invest more of the funds raised through The Ride into core cancer programs and we are grateful to all of our sponsors for their continued support.
A big thank you to all our donors and participants who embarked on the two-day, 200KM challenge. We continue to Ride for those we have lost to cancer, those who are battling and those who have been touched by this terrible disease. This past weekend we all heard some incredible stories, including that of Daniel Opoku, who is benefiting from Ride funding to prolong his battle with continued research and treatment advances at the JGH.
"In 2011, I learned that I have terminal neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. It felt like my world had completely shattered. So, I soon decided that I wouldn't let my cancer define me and the Jewish General Hospital was extremely supportive of my mission. The teams at the Segal Cancer Centre have extended my life. Without their care, I may not have been able to ride with you this past weekend.
On top of all the surgeries, chemo, and interventions, the Segal Cancer Centre has connected me with people who share a similar story. I have met so many likeminded individuals both at the centre, and during the Ride.
For everything this community has done for me, and continues to do, I'm extremely grateful. Thank you to the Jewish General Hospital and to all of you for riding and fundraising to help patients like me. The 10th annual Ride marks my sixth event, and I hope you'll join me in the 2018 journey." - Daniel Opoku, fifth-time Quebec Ride participant.
Join us in 2018 for the 10th anniversary Ride by registering today at www.conquercancer.ca or call 866-966-8356. Use code Ride18 to receive a special $25 registration price for a limited time.
Through your generous support, and amazing effort conquering cancer is in our reach!
I eagerly look forward to riding with you in year 10!!!
- Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation
Click here to see an interview for the Ride with Dr. Nathalie Johnson and Marie-Hélène Laramée on Breakfast Television.
Click here to read an article on the success of the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer on Global News.