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(Calgary, January 6)
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Enbridge Inc. has been named title sponsor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer in Alberta. Therefore, the Alberta edition has been renamed, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling event that takes place June 26 27, 2010, along the majestic Rockies. 1740 riders participated in the inaugural Alberta Ride in 2009, raising more than $6.9 million for cancer research at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Cross Cancer Institute.
“At Enbridge we see health as one of the key building blocks for a sustainable community. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the Alberta Cancer Foundation since 1998 and we are proud to have committed funding support of The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer over a three year period, from 2010-2012,” said Patrick D. Daniel, President and CEO, Enbridge Inc.
Linda Mickelson, CEO of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, says, “Enbridge is a leader in the movement to build a cancer-free future, playing a powerful role in advancing cancer research. I hope others will be inspired follow their lead and join us for the Ride next June.”
In addition to the Enbridge corporate sponsorship, Vern Yu, Enbridge’s Vice President, Investor Relations & Enterprise Risk, has been named Co-Chair of the 2010 Ride and will also be acting as Captain of the Enbridge ride team.
“I am honoured to be representing Enbridge as Co-Chair of this event, along with Angela Boehm, Trustee of the Alberta Cancer Foundation,” says Yu. “I participated in the introductory Alberta ride last year and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate once again in support of finding a cure.”
For more information on The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer or to register to ride please visit www.conquercancer.ca or call 888 624-BIKE (2453).
About Alberta Cancer Foundation
The Alberta Cancer Foundation is more than a charity, it’s a movement for cancer-free lives, today, tomorrow and forever.
Supporting research, prevention and care at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and Alberta’s 15 other cancer centres, the Alberta Cancer Foundation delivers what its donors want most, progress.
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, is a North American leader in delivering energy. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a growing involvement in the natural gas transmission and midstream businesses, and is expanding its interests in renewable and green energy technologies including wind and solar energy, hybrid fuel cells and carbon dioxide sequestration. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. Enbridge employs approximately 6,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit enbridge.com
About the Ride to Conquer Cancer
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a national movement. In addition to the Alberta event, Rides in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia have collectively raised more than $40 million for cancer research across Canada in only two years.
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