For the last decade, The Ride to Conquer Cancer has been a rallying cry for those who know that cancer is no match against our conviction to conquer it. This rallying cry—Be The Ride—encompasses all that it means to take on this cycling journey and fundraising crusade. The courage, boldness, pride, determination and generosity of our Ridership have helped to raise millions in support of BC Cancer Foundation.
Why Rory Rides…
My first real personal experience with cancer was when my father was diagnosed in March of 2017 with lung cancer. A strong and healthy man at the time he was diagnosed, he was gone in less than 6 months after a harsh, painful and quick battle.
I am part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer so no one ever has to suffer through such a terrible experience again. I ride because families, including young families, should not be scared of losing their loved ones upon hearing a cancer diagnosis. I ride for my family, but I also ride for my friends, co-workers, even those I do not know, so when they are diagnosed with cancer, they will become the survivors my father couldn’t. Every push of the peddle I take brings me closer to that goal which is why I will continue to ride until cancer is defeated.
I first did the Ride to Conquer Cancer in 2018 and was able to raise over $5,000 towards cancer research, which made me a Bronze Ambassador. Including my efforts with Movember, I have raised over $7,000 towards cancer research, and I would be honoured to have your support to be a Bronze Ambassador in 2019. Thank you so much for your support.
How to Join in…
As a global community with a year-round mindset to conquer cancer in our lifetime, The Ride lets anyone around the world become part of our quest. Through our Virtual Rider Program, you can Be The Ride even without a helmet and bike. Or if you want to take on our weekend-long challenge for August 25 and 26, we welcome you to join a dedicated tribe of thousands for an epic event that spans two days and over 200 kilometres.
Whatever you choose… Be courageous. Be bold. Be The Ride and register today!
How you can Support Rory…
What your Dollars Contribute to…
The Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised more than $85 million in nine years, making it B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser. Funds raised ensure researchers and clinicians at BC Cancer have the support needed to re-invent the standard of cancer care through leading-edge research.
Funds from the Ride have:
- Supported more than 47 projects, investigating more than 50 different cancer types
- Enabled more than 300 patients to be submitted to POG. First-of-its-kind, the Personalized Onco-Genomics Program allows world-leading scientists and doctors to map the genomic structure enrolled patient’s cancer to help determine potential drug targets and treatment based on a biological rationale. Funds raised through The Ride are enabling BC Cancer to continue enrolling patients into this ground-breaking clinical study.
- Supported the construction of the Conconi Immunotherapy Lab. Funds continue to support incredible progress for BC Cancer’s Immunotherapy research program, as well as the newly constructed Conconi Lab within the Deeley research Centre at the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, in Victoria, establishing the provincial hub of immunotherapy treatment and development. Support will help make T cell therapy a reality for cancer patients in B.C., bringing a critical new treatment solution to the clinic.
- Supported the development of Canadian-first “OncoPanel” with more than 2,000 BC cancer patients eligible annually. A new multi-gene analysis panel is now available to oncologists across B.C. as a provincial diagnostic tool, meaning a more personalized approach to treatment for thousands of eligible cancer patients. This is the first gene panel to be available province-wide and as part of standard cancer care in Canada for acquired cancers.
- Enhanced brain cancer care. Brain cancer care in B.C. has been transformed, enabling patients to be seen by Neuro-oncology specialists quickly and effectively, in one visit and at one site.
- Supported a new drug for advanced prostate cancer to enter clinical trials. Funds will further support a new prostate cancer drug developed at BC Cancer called EPI-506 that is currently in clinical trial. This new treatment option offers hope for the thousands impacted by prostate cancer in B.C. and around the world.
- Purchased a second state-of-the-art PET/CT scanner & reduced wait times. Funds raised through The Ride supported the purchase of BC Cancer’s second PET/CT scanner and allowed for an upgrade to an existing scanner. As a result, wait times have been reduced and the number of patients able to receive these life-saving scans have doubled.