On June 8th and 9th, 2019, Musket Transport supported the 12th annual Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer®. Benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, the Ride’s mission is to fuel innovation in cancer research and improve the standard of care for those affected by cancer in Ontario and worldwide.
Musket was proud to sponsor the “Chemo Crushers” team, with its very own employees participating including Health and Safety Manager Daryn Rabb and Owner-Operator Mensur Xhemajli.
“I am privileged to be part of that team of awesome people who commit to this great cause. With the help of Musket Transport and our other sponsors, Chemo Crushers raised over $32,000 for the fight to conquer cancer,” shared Daryn, who participated in the Ride three years and counting.
“This year I joined Daryn Rabb and his team The Chemo Crushers on the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The ride is a massive collaboration of [people] coming together to … show people suffering with cancer that they are not alone. I was personally moved by the positive atmosphere and attitudes of the riders, staff and volunteers that made this amazing event happen,” added Mensur.
The Ride consists of a two-day, 220 kilometer journey. This year, 4,573 participants in the Ride to Conquer Cancer collectively raised over $19.2 million, bringing total of funds raised over the past 12 years an incredible $213.2 million.
The Ride’s success this year would not have been possible without the support of dedicated volunteers, crew members, donors and – of course – every rider who participated. Riding for those who have lost to cancer, those who are battling, and to change the outcomes for those diagnosed in the future, participants worked hard and pushed their physical limits to raise awareness and funds.
Over the course of the weekend, countless inspiring moments and stories were shared, including that of Samantha Zacchigna, whose father lost his battle with cancer.
“Let me be living proof that this ride matters — your fundraising matters. Had my father been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma even 5 years earlier, his prognosis would have been 3 months at best. Thanks to my dad’s treatment at The Princess Margaret, we were given 14 months together before he passed. So to those who rode 5 years ago and ticked off the melanoma research box, thank you! All of us have a story. We ride for a cause. We ride for those who can’t or who never will. We ride for a change and for a better future. We ride to conquer cancer!” expressed Samantha.
Musket Transport is humbled to have the opportunity to support the Ride, with funds providing world-class treatment and care for countless patients like Samantha’s father.Visit www.conquercancer.ca to support this incredible cause.