About Team Ian

Team Ian came together in 2010 to support our fundraising efforts on behalf of the Ian Lawson Van Toch Cancer Informatics Fund at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The Original Six
Team Ian



For the first two years, Team Ian had the pleasure of participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer from Montreal to Quebec City.  From these two rides Team Ian raised over $60,000 to support cancer research.  While we were extremely proud of this achievement and happy to donate to the general fight against cancer, in 2012 felt was time to organize our own ride.  Our goals are simple:

  • First, to hold an annual event to raise awareness of Ian’s Fund and its initiatives.
  • Second, to ensure that the funds we raise are used for research and not taken “off the top” to pay for the event itself.
  • Third, to do what Ian would have done: set a serious challenge and have fun reaching it in our own way and on our own terms!

Team Ian is composed of a small but growing group of amazing human beings who are willing to submit their bodies to endless hours of abuse for a good cause.  Each cyclist is committing to a voluntary target of raising a minimum of $1000.00 – but the sky’s the limit!  For 2017 we are setting a team goal of $100,000 – an ambitious target, but we know that with all of your support we will make the ride and its financial goal a success!

Team Ian cheers!