THE ENBRIDGE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER
WILL POSTPONE THIS WEEKEND’S RIDE DUE TO FLOODING IN ALBERTA
(Calgary; June 20, 2013) -- The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation announced it will postpone the 2013 Ride, originally set for this weekend, due to flooding in Alberta. The 2-day, 200 km Ride will now take place on August 10th and 11th from Calgary to Okotoks and back.
“As a result of the extreme flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta, the State of Emergency declared in Okotoks and other points along the route that have been rendered impassable, we unfortunately must postpone The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer,” said Myka Osinchuk, Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
“The city's emergency response efforts will continue through the weekend and taking care of those impacted by the flooding comes first. It is our strong belief that The Ride should not divert resources from that effort. We are saddened by the news of this devastating flooding and hope everyone across the province will remain safe,” Osinchuk added.
Osinchuk says the public should visit www.conquercancer.ca, www.albertacancer.ca or call (888) 624 -BIKE (2453) if they have questions.
In five years, The Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer raised over $30.8 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise in order to participate in the two-day, 200 km Ride from Calgary to Okotoks and back.
For more information about the 2013 Ride, visit www.conquercancer.ca or call (888) 624 -BIKE (2453)