PMHF Launches the Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation has ramped up its efforts in the fight to conquer cancer. On June 6, it announced its biggest fundraising initiative ever at an early morning launch along University Avenue. Pedestrians and cyclists were greeted by music and Foundation staff pedaling stationary yellow bikes on the sidewalk in front of Princess Margaret Hospital, a glimpse of the upcoming Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital.

Mayor David Miller and Olympic medalist Steve Bauer both came out to show their support for this bold, new initiative. Bauer, who will be riding in the event, encouraged people to join him in June 2008. “When I heard about this event, I couldn’t say no. I’m thrilled to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause right here in Ontario. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out there with me,” said Bauer. Dominic Dell’Elce, honourary chair of the Ride, was also present. Diagnosed with testicular cancer at 19, Dominic credits PMH for helping him beat the disease.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a 2-day bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls, a journey of over 200 kilometres. The event begins in Toronto on Saturday, June 21, with opening ceremonies, after which riders will embark on the first 100 kilometres of the journey, stopping overnight in Hamilton. The next day, riders will complete their journey through wine country all the way to Niagara Falls. Following the closing ceremony, participants will have the option of taking the Conquest Express, a chartered VIA Rail train (equipped for bikes) back to Toronto from Niagara Falls.

All participants will be fully supported by our coaching team, receiving assistance on everything from training to fundraising. To learn more about the Ride to Conquer Cancer, PMHF invites UHN staff to join us for an orientation session at each of the hospital sites. Lunch will be provided, so book your space early. Please RSVP either by phone at 416-815-7433, or online at (click on “Come to an Orientation”).

Tuesday June 12 th
Toronto Western Hospital
12-1 pm
WW2-401 (West Wing, 2nd floor, Room 401, near Family Practice clinic)

Thursday June 14 th
Princess Margaret Hospital
12-1 pm
7 th Floor Atrium

Friday June 15 th
Toronto General Hospital
12-1 pm
Corporate Boardroom – R.F. Elliot Building

For further information about the Ride to Conquer Cancer event launch, please click here.

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