September 27th, 2017

// Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal is doing something #BIGGER for cancer care in our region – HALIFAX

Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal is doing something #BIGGER for cancer care in our region

 

 

What: On Saturday, September 30, more than 475 riders will embark on an epic journey spanning 130 kilometres from Mahone Bay to Halifax – all in support of Atlantic Canadians battling cancer. Ride for Cancerpowered by BMO Bank of Montreal is Atlantic Canada’s largest one-day fundraising cycling event that is hosted in partnership by the QEII Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. The goal is to raise $500,000 net for local cancer care.
When: Interview opportunities: Saturday, September 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: LED Roadway Lighting, 115 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, N.S. (finish line celebration)
Why:  Since 2015, Ride for Cancerpowered by BMO Bank of Montreal has raised over $572,000 net to advance cancer care for Atlantic Canadians.
With a goal of raising $500,000 net, funds raised from the 2017 Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal event will purchase advanced cancer therapy preparation equipment for the QEII Health Sciences Centre, support local blood cancer research, and fund patient and family support through The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Who: Riders – who will complete one of five distance options via the Rum Runners Trail (25, 50 or 100 kilometres) or via road (100 or 130 kilometres) – volunteers, sponsors, and supporters.

 

SOURCE QEII Foundation

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