Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors
We are on a conquest. We have decided to team up in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation. It’s a cycling journey along the majestic Canadian Rockies - taking place from August 6-7, 2016.
We're here because we know that cancer is too big a disease to ignore. It affects everyone, maybe you, me, our parents, kids, siblings or friends. Sadly, maybe all of the above. But by riding in this event we are doing something about it. We're rolling closer and closer to the end of cancer. It's an awesome triumph in a physical sense and emotionally as well.
So hey, join us! This can be your opportunity to do something challenging and rewarding in so many ways. And you won't do it alone. We will be doing training rides, helping each other to fundraise, and generating awareness and for critical cancer research at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, a world leader in cancer research and treatment.
The "Tom Baker Cancer Conquerors" has the unique opportunity in that the money we raise will be earmarked for clinical research here at the TBCC! We thank the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for this opportunity.
Dr Gwyn Bebb (Medical Director Research Unit TBCC): "Conquering cancer is an ambitious goal and that is exactly what clinical trials are all about.
We cannot improve current cancer treatments without testing new drugs and new combinations of drugs in clearly designed,well-run clinical trials. In fact, it is impossible to conquer cancer without clinical trials.
That is why, as director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, I am delighted that the Tom Baker 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 have given their assurance that the money raised by this team will indeed go 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. In addition, they provide the assurance that clinicians and researchers are diligently pursuing the cures for cancer we all seek. Finally, clinical trials are a source of optimism for current cancer patients by creating opportunities for them to receive novel, cutting edge treatments now.
So be assured that your donations in support of this team will make a meaningful difference to the lives of cancer patients today and tomorrow while also help us get to the goal of making all cancers curable."
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.