TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Enbridge (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB) is gearing up in the fight to conquer cancer and is the proud national title sponsor for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia from 2011 to 2013.
In Ontario, Enbridge Gas Distribution and its team of riders are committed in the fight against cancer, cycling from Toronto to Niagara Falls to help raise funds benefitting The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at The Princess Margaret. The funds will help in its efforts to provide breakthrough research, innovative treatments and critical services to those in need.
"As a cancer survivor, I know just how important research is and am proud to ride alongside all the riders who are participating to help make a difference in cancer research across Canada and right here in Ontario," says Janet Holder, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "The Enbridge team alone has more than 70 members with a goal to raise $200,000 for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer."
The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is the largest cycling fundraiser in Canadian history and Enbridge Inc. is proud to be the national title sponsor across Canada from 2011 to 2013. The event has raised more than $88 million for cancer research treatment and care at the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the BC Cancer Foundation, the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Jewish General Hospital. In Ontario alone last year, the ride raised over $16.1 million for The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at The Princess Margaret.
Enbridge encourages everyone to participate by sponsoring a friend, family member or colleague in their effort to help make this event a great success. Visit www.conquercancer.ca to pledge or volunteer your time to help at the event.
To view a video about the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in Ontario, please click the follow link:
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 160-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2011 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.
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