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The 2021 Tour de Cure presented by Wheaton Precious Metals raises over $5.5 million, powering cancer research in B.C.

August 28, 2021

VANCOUVER, B.C., The Tour de Cure presented by Wheaton Precious Metals, taking place independently across the province today, announced at last night’s virtual opening ceremonies that 3250 participants helped raise over $5.5 million for the BC Cancer Foundation.

Participants will be cycling across the province today in support of the world-class cancer research at BC Cancer in B.C.’s largest cycling fundraiser, now with a new name.

“From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and supporters for your commitment to the Tour de Cure this year,” says Sarah Roth, President and CEO, BC Cancer Foundation. “The funds raised will directly impact families across our province facing cancer, and fuel the work of the incredible scientists and clinicians at BC Cancer.”

Every dollar raised by the Tour de Cure stays in B.C. to help save more lives.

This year’s top fundraising team was The Horny Goats, who raised an incredible $612,264. On their team includes participant Michaela Vince, who received the most individual donations with over 155 donors, resulting in a personal fundraising total of over $35,000.

Wheaton Precious Metals became the presenting sponsor of BC Cancer Foundation’s flagship cycling event in 2014. Their team, The Silver Bullets, raised more than $209,000 this year. Sponsorship funds donated by partners like Wheaton Precious Metals enable Tour de Cure participants to directly support the world-leading work of experts at BC Cancer.

“As presenting sponsor, Wheaton Precious Metals is proud to be a part of the Tour de Cure,” says Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals and captain of The Silver Bullets.

“We’d like to congratulate and thank all participants who are changing outcomes for patients and their families each time they hit the pavement, no matter what distance they committed to. Wheaton Precious Metals is dedicated to supporting the breakthrough research and life-saving care at BC Cancer, and we look forward to riding with you all again in 2022,” Smallwood added.

Next year’s Tour de Cure presented by Wheaton Precious Metals will be held in-person in August 2022. Registration is open as of August 29th. For more details, visit www.tourdecure.ca or email tourguides@bccancerfoundation.bc.ca

 

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Media contact:
Alison Henwood
Communications Specialist, BC Cancer Foundation
Ph: 226-821-5771
E: alison.henwood@bccancer.bc.ca