Poor Air Quality Shortens the 2018 Tour
Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018
APCaRI members participated in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation, again this year! The ride is a 2-day cycling adventure that covers 200 km along the majestic Rockies. Unfortunately, the air was so smoky from fires that the air quality health index reached 10+. The 1800 riders rode approximately 75 km, but had to stop due to potential negative health risks from the smoke.
Although the ride was shortened it was still an amazing experience for the APCaRI member-riders and the Cross Cancer riding team. Thank you again to the amazing team of volunteers that helped to organize, set-up and transport riders to Calgary!
Most importantly, over $8 M dollars was raised to support cutting-edge cancer research in Alberta! We are very thankful for the support we received, which will help us to beat prostate cancer.
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The Alberta Prostate Cancer Biorepository is certified by CTRNet
APCaRI is committed to collecting, processing and storing the samples you donate with the highest quality standards and as a result, after evaluation of our processes, the CTRNet (Canadian Tissue Repository Network) awarded us with their certification.
CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.
The benefits of working with CTRNet include:
- The ability for researchers to search for quality controlled tissue samples from Canada’s leading tumour banks in one central location and for biobanks to display and make their biospecimens available for research users.
- Learning opportunities in tissue handling, research design and relevant technology training and innovations.
- Invitation to CTRNet workshops and conferences.
- Catalina Vasquez