George McDougall High School's Ride of the Mustang is returning for its 13th year!

Kelsey Ahluwalia a teacher that helps to facilitate the Ride of the Mustang explains what it is all about.

"It started in 2011 when we had a resource officer at our school that had come from St. Albert, they had a bike-a-thon and he thought that it would be a great fit for our school. So, we sent a couple of students to take a look and see what it was like."

They planned on starting the event the next year but one of the students at the time had cancer, so the school felt the need to help him in any way possible.

"We threw together our first ride to help him as much as we could because we can't do treatment, but we can help make it a little easier."

Ahluwalia mentioned this year will look like previous years, but there will be two special guests that will be attending that have yet to be announced.

All funds raised this year will be going toward the Alberta Children's Hospital.

"I think it's a great school building, like culture building kind of event. But it also helps us realize that there's more to life than just school. And that we can give back in any way possible. And we never know who it's going to affect. Or it could even affect us."

This year over 300 students have signed up to participate, which is even more than last year.

Last year was a monumental year for the event as $47,000 was raised which helped them surpass the $1 million raised mark.

This year's event will take place April 4 - 6.

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