Between 50 to 60 children are diagnosed with cancer in Manitoba each year and over 80% are cured compared to less than 20% previously. Help move that number up to 100% so no child has to lose their life to cancer. By registering today, you can be part of the solution!
All funds raised in the Ride Inside stay in Manitoba to make a difference for kids with cancer, including those facing some of the most difficult to treat cancers.
Kids like Hazel. Hazel is 7 years old. Seeing her in this photo, you may not know she is sick but less than one year ago, she was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumour that has no cure.
From experiencing dizzy spells, clumsiness, and tiredness back in January, today she functions at almost 100% back to normal thanks to her treatment. It’s temporary, but it’s given her more time to enjoy life with her family.
When you register and fundraise in the Ride Inside, you will be raising critical funds to advance treatments and research at CancerCare Manitoba to help Manitoba kids with cancer - including those like Hazel who are facing some of the most difficult to treat cancers. YOU will be giving them, and their families, hope.
This includes supporting PROFYLE at CancerCare Manitoba. Short for PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE, this initiative gives children, adolescents and young adults who are out of conventional treatment options another chance to beat their cancer.
According to CancerCare Manitoba pediatric oncologist, Dr. Geoff Cuvelier, PROFYLE "is going to be the most important initiative in pediatric cancer in the next five years." Your support of Ride Inside is going to ensure progress continues.
PROFYLE is a pan-Canadian project which CancerCare Manitoba and the Foundation are part of. It focuses on providing personalized care for children, adolescents and young adults up to age 29. It offers patients who haven’t had a positive outcome with traditional cancer treatment other options.
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation has committed to raising $1 million over five years in support of CancerCare Manitoba’s participation in PROFYLE. The funds raised at this year’s RIDE INSIDE will be dedicated to this $1M commitment.
ABOUT CANCERCARE MANITOBA FOUNDATION
CancerCare Manitoba is our provincially mandated agency for cancer and blood disorders. We share its bold vision, “A world free of cancer” and the goal that no life is cut short by cancer — a complex set of more than 200 diseases. CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is the only charitable organization exclusively fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba. ...Read more.