Adrian Marziliano's 'Ride Home for Rosemary' to Conclude at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

28/07/2017

TORONTO -- On Monday, July 31st, 2017, Adrian Marziliano will complete his eight-month cycling journey, across 13 countries, at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, located at 610 University Ave. The 29-year-old has cycled 14,500 kilometres from Santiago, Chile to Toronto, Canada, raising $31,000 for palliative care at The Princess Margaret, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. 
 
 
Marziliano's journey began in November 2016 in honour of his mother, Rosemary, who passed away from colon cancer in 2010. "My mother was in the kind hands of palliative care workers for many months, and it was with their help that she was able live at home and in peace before passing away."
 
Thousands of people have been tracking Marziliano's journey online as he cycled across the Atacama Desert and up the Peruvian coast, heading to the Andes of Ecuador and Colombia and climbing up to 3,600 metres. His community of supporters have rallied behind him as he then cycled to Central America and up the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, reaching the United States, and finally making his way home through Niagara Falls. 
 
"Adrian's mission is truly inspirational. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication, discipline and passion to take on such a challenging cycling journey. The funds raised will help accelerate research and transform supportive care at The Princess Margaret," says Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. 
 
Marziliano shares a goal with The Princess Margaret to help Conquer Cancer In Our Lifetime. "Soon we will put an end to cancer, but in the meantime we need to take care of those who may not get a chance at a cure." 
 
Members of the media are invited on Monday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. for the welcoming party that will be waiting outside the Cancer Centre for Marziliano.  
 
More information about Adrian's "Ride Home for Rosemary" can be found at: thePMCF.ca/RideHomeforRosemary
  
Media Contact:
Kenzie Broddy
Manager, Communications
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
T: 416.946.4969
C: 647.637.6554
Kenzie.broddy@thepmcf.ca          
 
About Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 

The Princess Margaret is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world and is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Michener Institute for Education at UHN. University Health Network is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. www.theprincessmargaret.ca
 
About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation 

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network is raising funds to lead the way in Personalized Cancer Medicine at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research. www.thepmcf.ca