Trail ride a success

In its 26th year, the Innisfail Trail Ride Against Cancer was a runaway, record-breaking success. More than $43,000 was raised at the 2013 version of the annual fundraiser. The money that will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.

In its 26th year, the Innisfail Trail Ride Against Cancer was a runaway, record-breaking success.

More than $43,000 was raised at the 2013 version of the annual fundraiser. The money that will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of the Central Alberta Cancer Centre.

Heldon Sept. 8, the event, hosted on the Daines Rodeo Grounds, saw more than 250 riders saddle up and travel a dozen kilometres through the Red Deer River valley.

Riders came from far and wide for the day.

Started over two decades ago by a group of friends in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, the ride has since raised over $125,000.

Funds from this year will go specifically towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s patient financial assistance program — available for patients of the Central Alberta Cancer Centre to cover medication, travel and accommodation costs — and the centre’s patient navigator program, which offers support to patients through the psychological, physical, and emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.