Posts Tagged ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’

Help us kick colorectal cancer in the butt!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Now you’re probably thinking that’s a strange topic to include on a mainly graphic and website design-related blog, but there’s a good reason.

My partner and I, Joseph, are on a mission. On Saturday, he decided to participate in ALL four of next year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer events in Canada, and I will be joining him for two of them (I’m not the athlete he is!). As well as Ontario, he will now be riding in Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec, while I will be riding in Quebec as well as Ontario. (more…)

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
Karen and Joseph at the start of the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer

Karen and partner Joseph at the start of the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day 200 km bicycle ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls in support of Princess Margaret Hospital. Photograph courtesy of event photographer and friend Edwin Santiago. View more of his fantastic photography at

So, this past weekend I participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a 200 km bike ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. What an awesome experience! Over 3,500 participants raised a record breaking $14.5 million for cancer research. Fantastic!

Now, I’m not an avid cyclist. Actually, I hadn’t been on a bicycle for over seven years until I bought a bike in April, so I only had two months to train. With the inclement weather we had in April, busy work schedule and fundraising every other weekend, I didn’t train as often as I would’ve liked. But, I managed the whole ride, even the hills up the escarpment, albeit very, very slowly.

And, I found the whole experience so inspirational, from seeing an 81-year-old blind man riding tandem to witnessing a young lady with only one leg complete the entire ride on her tricycle, that I plan to do the whole thing again next year. Only this time I will be able to start my training much, much earlier. In fact, I’ll be out on my bike again as soon as my legs have stopped aching!

Why am I telling you this. Because I will be out there wearing the official Ride to Conquer Cancer shirt that I wore on Saturday! And I will be seen by thousands of people during the course of my training! Great advertising for the sponsors on the shirt.

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