December 26, 2018
During a lifetime, everyone will be affected by cancer. Ten years ago, the Caribou Charity Ride was created to give all kinds of people the motivation to challenge themselves while contributing to exceptional cancer care in Northwestern Ontario.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Caribou Charity Ride celebrated its 10th Anniversary with hundreds of cyclists participating in a beautiful 50, 75 or 100 km ride through the rolling hills of Oliver Paipoonge Township. This year’s Ride raised a historical amount - $50,000 – which brings the Ride’s 10-year total to $358,433.66 for the Northern Cancer Fund.
The funds raised from the Ride directly support the purchase of cancer care equipment at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and at Hospitals across Northwestern Ontario where cancer care treatment is available. Andrea Docherty, Program Director, Regional Cancer Care Northwest said, “We are extremely grateful for the long-standing support provided by the Caribou Charity Ride. Cancer is a journey that no one should face alone, and having diagnostic and treatment equipment here locally allows us to keep our patients closer to home, surrounded by friends and family, which makes a tremendous difference in their care.”
Celebrating the funds raised are, from left to right, Devon Sokoloski, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, Glenn Craig, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, Maureen Mills, Sleeping Giant Brewery, Barry Smith, Generator, Dr Brad Sullivan, Northwest Veterinary Hospital, Dr Bob Josephi, Northwest Veterinary Hospital, Dr Kathryn Goth, Northwest Veterinary Hospital, and Pete Tofinetti, Fresh Air.