Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
On June 8, six Enbridge Gas New Brunswick employees, Elaine Buck, Kevin Ellis, Scott Murray, Todd Scott, Mathieu Vienneau, Paul Volpé and Elaine’s sister Sarah Cross, will join more than 4,800 other riders as they cycle over 200km’s of Ontario’s countryside in the 2013 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raising money to benefit The Campbell Family Institute at the Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the five cancer research centres in the world.
This is the second year Team Enbridge Gas NB has participated in the event. Elaine Buck, one of the returning riders and a cancer survivor will be riding alongside her sister this year.
“I am so thrilled to be sharing this amazing and unique life experience with my sister. It has given us a chance to acknowledge what we went through as a family during my fight with cancer and at the same time we feel like it’s a victory lap.” said Buck. “I’ve benefitted from the generosity of so many Canadians who have supported cancer research, so it feels good to be on the fundraising side and fighting back.”
Paul Volpé, a first time participant, also has a personal tie to the event.
“My mother lost her fight against cancer just over six years ago when she was 66 years old. She was diagnosed on Thanksgiving weekend and passed away just six months later. She was too young to go so I’m embarking on this two day cycling journey to fight cancer. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and generosity from friends and family, a real impact will be made.”
Successfully raising more than $20,000 in 2012, Team Enbridge Gas NB hopes to surpass this amount this year.
Enbridge Gas New Brunswick is regulated by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board and has a distribution network that includes over 800 kilometers of natural gas pipeline. Enbridge Gas New Brunswick serves over 12,000 customers in Dieppe, Dorchester, Fredericton, Moncton, Oromocto, Riverview, Sackville, Saint John, St. George and St. Stephen.