Cancervive is a grassroots Calgary non-profit organization started in 2005 by Brian McGregor. Since its inception, The Foundation has raised over $2.4 million for Wellspring. The Foundation is managed by a volunteer board and supported by a part-time general manager. Its sole objective is to support Wellspring in Alberta through an annual fundraising cycle tour and by being brand ambassadors for Wellspring to encourage and support cancer patients and their families.
Over the years, the Cancervive Ride for Wellspring has evolved from a multi-day (8-9 days) ride to various U.S. cities, to one focused on smaller rides (4-6 days) in Alberta and B.C. As the economic environment and fundraising opportunity has changed, Cancervive has adjusted its ride to try to maximize awareness and rider and volunteer participation. In 2020 due to COVID, our 4-day ride was transitioned into a one-day ride to ensure the safety of riders and volunteers.
Cancervive Ride Mission Statement
To provide an inclusive, safe and fun environment to participate in a personal challenge that raises the spirits of the community while raising funds for Wellspring. The Foundation encourages all levels of riders to join for a unique fundraising event focused on community and friendship.
“Being diagnosed with a cancer has a devastating impact on a person and their family. We want cancer warriors to know that they are not alone in their battle. Our cyclists, volunteers, donors and sponsors are committed with Wellspring to providing the best resources for patients and their families during this time”, on behalf of the Cancervive Board.