September 26th, 2018

// Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal – September 29

Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal hits the road and trail on September 29


HALIFAX, Sept. 26, 2018 /CNW/ -


What: On Saturday, September 29, more than 580 riders will embark on an epic journey spanning 160 kilometres from Mahone Bay to Halifax. Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal is Atlantic Canada's largest one-day fundraising cycling event hosted in partnership by the QEII Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
When: Interview opportunities with participants: Saturday, September 29 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: LED Roadway Lighting, 115 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, N.S. (finish line celebration)
Why: Since 2015, Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal has raised over $1.1 million net to advance cancer care for Atlantic Canadians. Funds raised here, stay here, and this year riders will support local cancer care to:
  • build a new world-leading cancer therapy preparation lab at the QEII;
  • deliver life-saving doses faster, doubling capacity and shortening wait times;
  • conduct more clinical trials; and
  • provide more support programs for patients and their families during the toughest moments of the lives.
Who: Riders – completing five distance options via the Rum Runners Trail (25, 50, 75 or 100 kilometres) or via road (100, 130 or 160 kilometres) – volunteers, sponsors, and supporters.




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