On June 20-22, 2009, Gino Vettoretto and Carlo Martini participated in a 2-day major cycling event called "The Ride to Conquer Cancer" benefiting The Princess Margaret Hospital. Gino single handedly raised $27,650 and completed the 200 km ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls in good form! Carlo Martini easily completed the ride and topped up the MARANT's contribution by another $9,475 for a total contribution to Princess Margaret Hospital of $37,125. A fantastic accomplishment in this economic environment. BRAVO Team MARANT!
In its second year, The Ride to Conquer Cancer (RTCC) has emerged as Canada's most successful cycling fundraiser. The Princess Margaret announced that 3,530 participants from across North America raised $14.5 million. With the launch of The Ride to Conquer Cancer, The Princess Margaret can allocate crucial funds for its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), which includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.