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August 8, 2015

THE ENBRIDGE RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER PRESENTED BY EVRAZ ANNOUNCES $7.8 MILLION RAISED AS 7TH ANNUAL RIDE COMMENCES IN ALBERTA

Alberta’s largest cycling fundraiser draws 1,741 riders and supports breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centers across Alberta.

CALGARY, August 8, 2015 - The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz announced 1,741 riders helped raise $7.8 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation as the seventh annual Ride commenced in Alberta on Saturday. Funds raised through the largest cycling fundraiser in Alberta allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to strategically invest in breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials, enhanced care and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centers across Alberta.

“We are incredibly grateful of the riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and crew members who have enabled the seventh annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Evraz to be a remarkable success and support our mission to enhance the lives of patients and their families,” said Myka Osinchuk, Chief Executive Officer at the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

“Every day, 43 Albertans hear the words “you have cancer.” Thanks to crucial Ride dollars, the Alberta Cancer Foundation can continue to power research to speed up clinical trials, shorten recovery times and provide even better care for patients and families. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is crucial to achieving the next advancements that will not only improve quality of life for patients and their families, but are also making life better for Albertans facing cancer,” Osinchuk added.

In seven years, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised over $54 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate in the two-day, 200 km Ride from Calgary to Okotoks and back.

“My life was suddenly impacted in 2014 when I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer,” said Billie Richardson, a first-year rider from Okotoks.

“I finished my last chemotherapy session shortly after last year’s Ride and was determined to participate in the 2015 Ride to Conquer Cancer. I am very grateful for all the doctors and nurses who were so compassionate and caring during my treatment. I now hope by raising funds to support breakthrough research, I can have an impact on others who are fighting the disease,” added Richardson.

Enbridge is the title sponsor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer, since 2011. Collectively more than 1,700 Enbridge employees, their friends and their families have raised over $6 million for The Ride across Canada. Sponsorship funds donated by Enbridge allow dollars raised by Ride participants to directly support cancer programs at the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

“The Enbridge community of employees, family and friends is committed to supporting an event that is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, prevention, treatment and enhancements in care. We become involved as cyclists, volunteers and donors and share the goal of a cancer-free future for all Canadians,” said Vern Yu, Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Chief Development Officer, Enbridge.

“The Alberta Cancer Foundation has a bold vision to save more lives and together we are showcasing how strength in numbers will help improve care and future outcomes for cancer patients here in Alberta. It is an honour to support this worthy event and I hope more people will join The Ride in 2016,” Yu added.

Organizers released the dates of August 6th and 7th for the 2016 Ride, and encouraged people of all athletic abilities to participate in the eighth annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

"Register today at our re-registration tent, visit us online at www.conquercancer.ca or call us at (888) 624-2453,” Osinchuk concluded.

Ride organizers expect thousands of supporters to attend public cheering stations along the route. For a map of the Ride routes, visit www.conquercancer.ca

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August 9, 2014

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announces $7.9 million Raised As 6th Annual Ride Commences in Alberta

Alberta's largest cycling fundraiser draws 1,768 riders and supports breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other cancer centres across the province.

CALGARY, August 9, 2014 - The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announced 1,768 riders helped raise $7.9 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation as the sixth annual Ride commenced in Alberta on Saturday. Funds raised through the largest cycling fundraiser in Alberta, allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to strategically invest in breakthrough research and the discovery of new cancer therapies at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cross Cancer Institute and 15 other centres across the province.

“We are incredibly grateful to the community of riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and crew members who have enabled the sixth annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer to be a remarkable success and support our bold vision of saving more lives,” said Myka Osinchuk, Chief Executive Officer at the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

“Every day, 43 Albertans hear the words ‘you have cancer’, and the Alberta Cancer Foundation is doing something about that. The $7.9 million raised is already being invested in research that will detect cancer earlier, improve quality of life and provide better treatment options for Albertans facing cancer,” Osinchuk added.

In six years, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $46.2 million for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The annual event draws thousands of participants and brings together communities of cancer survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate in the two-day, 200 km Ride from Calgary to Okotoks and back.

“I was diagnosed at the age of 31 with a rare and aggressive form of the disease,” said Fabian Huber, a six-year participant from Medicine Hat.

“When I was diagnosed, my wife and I had only been married for a year and we had two small daughters. I was overwhelmed at the thought of my wife losing her husband and my girls growing up without a dad. In July of 2007, I was thrilled to be declared cancer free! I will now do what I can to raise funds to support breakthrough research and it is my aim that families in the future do not have to face cancer,” added Huber.

In 2011 Enbridge became the national title sponsor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer and more than 1,200 Enbridge employees, their friends and families have raised over $4.6 million for The Ride across Canada. Funds donated by Enbridge by way of sponsorship enable more dollars raised by Ride participants to directly support cancer programs across the province.

“The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is a cause we have embraced wholeheartedly. It’s exhilarating to be part of The Ride weekend when everyone’s passion, dedication and perseverance culminate in an epic two-day journey,” said Al Monaco, President & CEO of Enbridge.

“Employees, family and friends become involved with The Ride as cyclists, volunteers and donors, and together we’re working towards a cancer-free future for all Canadians. I am humbled to be part of such an inspirational group that is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, prevention, treatment and enhancements in care. Together, we’re striking an important blow in the fight against a disease that impacts two in five Canadians,” Monaco added.

Ride organizers released the dates of August 8th and 9th for the 2015 Ride, and encouraged people of all athletic abilities to participate in the 7th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

“We extend a warm welcome to everyone here this weekend and hope you all will join us next year for the 7th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer,” said Osinchuk.

"Be sure to come by the 2015 registration tent or visit us online at www.conquercancer.ca or call us at (888) 624-2453," Osinchuk concluded.

Ride organizers expect thousands of supporters to attend public cheering stations along the route. For a map of the Ride routes, visit www.conquercancer.ca

ABOUT THE ALBERTA CANCER FOUNDATION: The Alberta Cancer Foundation aims to improve the lives of Albertans facing cancer by boldly investing $120 million in cancer research, prevention and screening and enhanced care by 2017. Through this strategic approach, we will bring the newest discoveries and deliver results to Alberta’s cancer patients faster. Visit http://albertacancer.ca

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August 10, 2013

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announces $7.5 million raised as 5th annual Ride commences in Alberta

The largest cycling fundraiser in Albertan history draws 1,655 riders and supports breakthrough research and discovery of new cancer therapies through the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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June 23, 2012

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer announces over $8 million raised as 4th annual ride commences in Alberta

Largest cycling fundraiser in Alberta history draws 1854 participants and funds breakthrough research and discovery of new cancer therapies at 17 cancer centres across the province.

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February 15, 2012

Enbridge Ride To Conquer Cancer raised over $1 million for annual Epic Impact Day

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June 26, 2011

2280 cyclists raise $ 8.6 million in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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June 25, 2011

2280 cyclists raise $ 8.6 million in The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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October 7, 2010

Enbridge Becomes Official National Title Sponsor of the Ride to Conquer Cancer

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October 6, 2010

People Across Canada Don Cycling Gear for ‘Gear Up Day’ in Support of The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

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June 26, 2010

1,888 Participants Raise $7.3 million in second annual two-day Ride to Conquer Cancer

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January 6, 2010

Enbridge Becomes Official Title Sponsor of The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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October 22, 2009

Cyclists Provide Passersby with an Unusual Visual Statement as they Support The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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June 27, 2009

1,742 Participants Raise $6.9 million in Inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation

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March 23, 2009

New Ride to Conquer Cancer Facebook Application

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January 20, 2009

Discovery boosts cancer radiation therapy effectiveness

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October 22, 2008

Calgary joins major cities launching 200km Cycling Event

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ABOUT THE RIDE

The EnbridgeŽ Ride to Conquer CancerŽ benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation presented by Evraz is a unique, two-day cycling event to take place on August 9-10, 2014. The money you raise for the Alberta Cancer Foundation through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will directly support patients and families at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and 15 cancer centres throughout Alberta. The Alberta Cancer Foundation provides funding to a team of top doctors and scientists whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in your community, across Canada, and around the world. In other words, your participation will accelerate the conquest of cancer. Our mission is clear - A Cancer-Free Future.

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