Utilities’ cycling team pumps out $138k for cancer
By Renée Francoeur
June 29, 2016 – Donning helmets and shirts reading the team name “Power4”, 46 employees from four of Ontario’s largest electrical utilities came together recently for the 2016 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day charity cycling event across southern Ontario’s countryside.
The employees from Enersource, Horizon Utilities, Hydro One Brampton and PowerStream pedalled over 200 km from Toronto to Niagara Falls, raising over $138,000 in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. In total, 4253 riders raised $17.3 million for cancer research and treatment through the ride this year.
Pending approval by the Ontario Energy Board, the four utilities say they expect to soon become one utility, serving close to a million customers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area.
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised over $155 million for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre since 2008 and organizers say it is currently Canada’s largest cycling fundraiser. Funds support personalized cancer medicine, including research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care.