Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer brings in $18.3 million

$18.3 million has been raised for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre through the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

More than 4,550 riders took part in the 11th annual pilgrimage from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

In total the event has brought in $194 million to enhance personalized cancer medicine  and fund vital cancer research.

"Every day, 565 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer and it is estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes. The annual success that comes from The Ride, continues to fund Personalized Cancer Medicine, which treats the patient and not just the disease. Dollars from The Ride, support the team at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to detect, diagnose, target, support and treat over 17,700 new patients every year," says Michael Burns, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation via a release.