Commitment, hard work, and generosity are what it takes to be a part of The BIG RIDE and it’s those qualities that started Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). Thanks to donor support, DMRF has given tens of millions of dollars toward local health research, which is good news for each of us, because we all benefit from the advancement of health research outcomes. There is no better example of philanthropy than that of Nova Scotia native, Beatrice Hunter who, in early 2000, gave DMRF its largest gift to date. This gift created the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute (BHCRI) and the Cancer Research Training Program that The BIG RIDE fundraising helps to support. Together, we are creating the health research problem-solvers of tomorrow, with visions of finding faster diagnoses, better treatments, and ultimately, cures for the complex disease that is cancer.