The 11th Edition of the Girls’ ­Ride-raising dollars, awareness and ­emotion in the fight against cancer

The Scoop by Mable Hastings

We hear it said that, “cancer touches everyone” and while we know this is true, until it comes fiercely pounding on your door or the door of someone you love, one tends to distance oneself and hope that it passes by. For the over 260 women plus security who took part in the 11th Annual Edition of the “Girls’ Ride,” on Saturday, July 13, cancer holds no power over their spirit and their quest to find a cure. Raising well over $111,500 dollars in support of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, the event greatly surpassed last year’s previous record of more than $88,000 and shows no signs of decreasing in its roaring success. This was the 11th edition of the Girls’ Ride. It was created in 2009 when founding president Sylvie Brisebois decided to go on a motorcycle ride with girls to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. This year, the evening before the ride, the donations continued to increase by an average of $1000 per hour and it was very clear that last year’s record amount would be exceeded in the goal to raise $100,000 that was set for this year. See full story in the Monday, July 22 edition of The Record.

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