Patrick Blessing, global head of prime brokerage at Scotia
Capital, will cycle more than 200 kilometers (roughly 125
miles) in one weekend in June, in the hope of raising at least
C$10,000 for Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital,
a cancer research center.
Blessing is one of thousands signed up to take part in the
grueling ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls over June 12-13.
All proceeds from The Ride to Conquer Cancer will go to the
Princess Margaret, Canada’s leading institution
devoted to cancer research and care, and one of the five top
cancer hospitals worldwide.
"Training for a bike race in the depths of the Canadian winter
is never easy," Blessing told AR, "but the ride is for an
excellent cause that has raised nearly C$30 million over the
last two years." He began training a month ago and soon
realized how tough the race is going to be. "I used to cycle
regularly, but having three kids in under four years has
impacted my training time, so I’ll really need to
ramp up the training over the next few weeks," said Blessing.
"I’m sure it will involve pulling a kid or two in
my bike trailer!"
Generous donations have already been pouring in and Blessing
has raised nearly C$7,000 so far. To make a donation and help
him reach his target,