Friday, March 27, 2009

Sponsor me on Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a unique, two-day cycling journey that will take place in Alberta on June 26-28, 2009. The mission is clear: to conquer cancer. The Ride is a new endeavour to help the Alberta Cancer Foundation do just that. And it will bring us all closer to our vision of a cancer-free future. The funds raised through The Ride to Conquer Cancer will make breakthrough cancer research possible. Research that will help to uncover prevention strategies and more effective treatment options to benefit patients and families at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, and other cancer centres throughout the province.

I have chosen my funds to go to the following:

** Priority Cancer Discovery Research has application across a wide range of cancers and includes crucial support utilized in three key areas, all of which are essential to reaching our end goal, to conquer cancer. They will invest in:

1. Programs: These include research focused on basic mechanisms of cancer development and therapy (e.g. Cancer Stem Cells, Cancer Cell Genomics / Proteomics / Informatics; Immunotherapy) and also Guided Therapeutics (image guidance and targeted radiation medicine to advance the delivery of radiation treatment to cancer patients).

2. Platforms: (e.g., High content tumor banking, New drug developments, Advanced Molecular Profiling Lab, Biomarker Identification, RNAi screening).

3. People: To lead and conduct the science and translate discoveries into new therapies, we need the top scientists and researches to excel on the Platforms and Programs mentioned above.

My goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000. Please help me achieve my goal by making a donation by going to the following website:

Join me in the fight against cancer!

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