Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Wheels

I bought a new bike a few months ago but today was the first day I actually used it.

Why would I go out in 1 C weather for a bike ride? Well I signed up to do the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June and I REALLY need to get in shape for it. It is a 200 km ride in two days. Gulp! Today I went 14 km in an hour. :) At this rate, it will take me 7 hours each day.

Obviously a lot more training is necessary. As is fundraising.

When you sign up for the ride, you need to commit to fundraising $2500 for Cancer Research. So if you'd like to donate please do so here.

Patients and families at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Cross Cancer Institute, and 15 other cancer centres in Alberta will ultimately benefit from your donations. Alberta scientists and physicians receiving Alberta Cancer Foundation grants will put Ride dollars to immediate use in the fight against cancer. Funding will support basic scientific research for new discoveries and drug development; population health research to uncover the causes of cancer; molecular imaging for faster more accurate diagnosis and treatment; translational research that takes bench discoveries to the bedside; and clinical trials to provide Albertans with access to leading-edge therapies years before they become standard protocol. You will help the Alberta Cancer Foundation purchase state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and fund research programs that will result in lifesaving prevention initiatives and bring about new treatment options for all cancers.

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