Jun 09, 2014
By Andy Johnson
Thousands of riders helped raise a record $20 million for research at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital over the weekend. The 7th Ride to Conquer Cancer attracted more than 5,000 riders for the two day, 200 kilometre ride between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Researchers says two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes and this year, more than 76,000 Canadians will die from the disease.
Meanwhile, a new study out of the United States suggests physical activity can aid recovery after breast cancer, but most women fall short on exercise. The study looked at the pre-and post-diagnosis exercise level of more than 17 hundred patients. American guidelines call for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. The study, which is reported in the journal Cancer, found that just 35 per cent of the women studied were meeting those guidelines.