Horsemen, management and staff at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino all played a role in this year’s Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, raising $11.1 million for the BC Cancer Foundation.
A total of 2,879 cyclists gathered at Fraser Downs Racetrack to launch the journey of over 200 kilometres that finished at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington.
“The Foundation is extremely grateful to all the volunteers, crew members, riders and their supporters,” said BC Cancer Foundation President and CEO Douglas Nelson. “The funds we have raised will have a significant impact on cancer patients and their families throughout the province and will help bring us closer to achieving our vision of a world free from cancer.”
With last year’s host venue Guildford Town Centre not available because of construction, Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino stepped in to help.
Horsemen gave up the use of the training track to provide additional parking due to the high volume number of participants.
Stephen Bain, regional manager of food and beverage for Fraser Downs Racetrack and Hastings Racecourse, spearheaded the cyclists’ send-off.
“We were proud to be a part of the third-annual Ride to Conquer Cancer event,” said Fraser Downs general manager Ken Stratton. “We will be there next year if the BC Cancer