Event Participants

Our Stories

Our riders. Our patients. Our doctors. Our researchers. They are why we do THE RIDE. They each have their own story. They each in their own way are - Moving. Research. Forward.

Marcel and Alex Neron

Remembering Alex Neron

There’s a special bond between a father and a son. But there was something extra special about the bond between Marcel Néron and his son, Alex.

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Dr. Mark Clemons

Back on his bike for THE RIDE

No pain, no gain. That would be the saying that best describes Dr. Mark Clemons’ view of returning to THE RIDE.

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Megan Racicot - Cancer Crusaders - Virtual Ride

Virtual Ride is the perfect fit

All throughout high school, Megan Racicot had chronic sore throats. With a quick visit to the neighbourhood medical clinic and a dose of antibiotics, they would clear up without problem. However, in 2005, a routine examination at the clinic for yet another sore throat changed her life forever. The doctor found a lump.

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Cancer Crusaders

THE RIDE is bringing Cancer Crusaders together

You could be sitting in the cancer centre waiting room preparing for a diagnosis. You could be celebrating the end of your cancer treatments.

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Luc - Boone Flushers

Boone's Luc DesRosiers is going the distance

Giving back to your community and society is important to me. The Ottawa Hospital is a really good cause.

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Dr. Rebecca Auer

Sex, viruses and cancer: Erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine may work together to help immune system fight cancer after surgery

A new study suggests that a common treatment for erectile dysfunction combined with the flu vaccine may be able to help the immune system mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery.

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Mike Bull

Never more dedicated than now

I will be doing THE RIDE for the next 50 years. 

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Drs. Paul Albert and Faranak Vahid-Ansari

Surprising results for antidepressants and exercise in stroke recovery

This research provides new excitement about the possible use of antidepressants to improve memory after a stroke.

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Sharon Lyng and Pierre Vaillant

Three simple words sum up THE RIDE

Hope. Inspiration. Courage. The three simple words that help move research forward at The Ottawa Hospital.

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Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault and John Bell

Could viruses take cancer immunotherapy to the next level?

Study shows viruses and checkpoint inhibitors work together to cure resistant breast cancer in mice.

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Donna Jakowec

Why do 50 when you can do 117?

After surviving breast cancer Donna Jakowec did THE RIDE alone but felt every bit a part of the team...

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George Prinzen and friends

A Virtual Ride in honour of bike rider extraordinaire, George Prinzen

Bryce Gartner and his group of tight nit friends make a point to get together on a regular basis throughout the year...

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Brain Research

Brain research: helping people with stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, mental illness and more

The brain is by far our most complex organ, with more than 150 billion cells working together to control all our thoughts, feelings, memories, movements and more.

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Dr. Rebecca Auer

Fighting Cancer with Cancer

Dr. Rebecca Auer is studying the impact of surgery on the immune system and cancer recurrence...

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Pam Bechervaise

Back on her bike for cancer research

The old saying goes, ‘it’s like riding a bicycle.’ For Pam Bechervaise, the last time she jumped on her bike was over 20 years ago. This summer that all changed because of THE RIDE...

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