Maskwacis sisters to honour elders in bike ride for cancer research

A family history of cancer has prompted two sisters from Maskwacis to participate in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

By Dave Thielen

A family history of cancer has prompted two sisters from Maskwacis to participate in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

“I lost two beautiful aunties to stomach cancer, they both loved life so much and fought hard for many years,” said Tara Soosay, on her Enbridge ride participation page.

Tara Soosay, and her sister Shireen Soosay, of Samson Cree Nation need to raise $2,5000 each in donations, for a total of $5,000, for their team to participate in the ride, which takes place on August 8 and 9 and will cover over 200 kilometres through the Alberta foothills.

The ride gets underway at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m.  August 8.

Money raised from the ride will go to support patients and family at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and 15 cancer centres throughout Alberta.