VA Andrea Libman (The voice of Pinkie Pie & Fluttershy) has joined up with the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling charity event situated in the Pacific Northwest. The event, which began in 2008 and continues on an annual basis in June, features thousands of cyclists making their way across Canada & Australia to benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation, which donates money to various cancer research initiatives in Canada. Although the event was intially referred to as just the Ride to Conquer Cancer, it has since changed to Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer due to a controversial Enbridge corporation sponsorship.
In case you weren’t aware, the Enbridge Corporation is a Calgary-based energy conglomerate which involves itself in the long-distance transportation of liquid petroleum. They are most recently known for their backing of the controversial Northern Gateway Project , which essentially, are 2 proposed 1,1172-Kilometre pipelines running from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitmat.
The Sponsorship and the ongoing nature of the proposal, (which coincidentally, led to change in name) has led to questions regarding transparency, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility, and corporate backing. Despite the recent issues with the Enbridge Sponsorship however, the Ride to Conquer Cancer has managed to invest more than $88 Million into cancer research and care in Alberta, BC, Quebec, and Ontario which is quite the achievement.
Anyway, since Libman has joined the event, she like all the other participants, is expected to set a fundraising goal for event, and Libman’s goal of $3,200 has reached up to $2,472, which is 77% of her overall goal!
In addition to the fundraising goal, Libman has also opened up a Ride to Conquer Cancer themed art submissions section on her Facebook page. So far there have been 11 submissions made, with the most popular community voted piece being featured on her Ride to Conquer Cancer event page. She’s still looking for submissions , so if you feel up to art and have got artistic talent to burn on a Fluttershy & Pinkie Pie related bicycle piece for the conquest of Cancer, then have at it!