Conquistadors of Cancer

Team Captain: Colleen Franks
Team Captain: Surj Sandher
Tour de Cure presented by Wheaton Precious Metals
$49,781.05 Raised


12 years ago, we started with two- Paul Dhillon and Colleen Franks. Small goals in 2012 with a one time plan to do an epic ride and raise some money for cancer. We were so overwhelmed by the entire experience that we came back again and again and invited others to join in the experience. At our largest team year we hit 35 riders!

Surj joined in 2015 as a cancer survivor and has helped to spearhead leadership and the drive to keep this team going. We struggle constantly with an endpoint. How long do we carry on with this cause that is so dear to so many of us? The decision was made during our 2023 ride.

1 MILLION DOLLARS! When we hit this all time fundraising goal, we can call this journey complete! We have a few years ahead but have done this with the ongoing support of family, friends and businesses who have stood behind us for this important cause.

In 12 years, we have seen Better Outcomes which have changed lives and that is what keeps us going. If we can make a difference for even one person, one life, then this journey has been worth all the effort and energy that goes into each year.

We are indebted to your support. Thank you for helping us making a difference in the world of cancer.


The BC Cancer Foundation is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the province, supporting leading-edge cancer research at BC Cancer whose mission is to:

Reduce the incidence of cancer
Reduce the mortality rate of people with cancer
Improve the quality of life of people living with cancer