Team to cycle for a cause on October 1
Halifax-based employees of Colliers Project Leaders and Colliers International have teamed up for a worthy cause, participating in the 2016 Ride for Cancer.
This Saturday, October 1, the "Colliers Crusaders" will join more than 300 other cyclists in a ride from Mahone Bay to Halifax. Participants can commit to ride either 130 kilometres via the road curse, or choose from 100, 50 or 25 kilometre options via trail.
Kristina Kelly, Andrew Kent, Jeff Stewart, Jeff Gardner of Gardner Electric, Stephen Vaslet, Shane Melanson and Team Leader Hugh Bray are representing Colliers Project Leaders.
Representing Colliers International are Greg Brewster, Aaron Ferguson, Roger Kennedy, Janice Mitchell, Mitch O’Neill, David Rose, Greg Taylor, Adam Tenwolde and Arielle Thomson.
“This whole experience has been beneficial on so many levels,” explains Bray. “It’s about two Colliers teams coming together to take on this project and to demonstrate our social responsibility. In Atlantic Canada, 15,000 individuals are diagnosed with cancer each year. We really want to work together to make a difference in the fight against this disease.”
Funds raised at this event will go towards blood cancer research, as well as patient education and support programs through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. The QEII Health Sciences Centre will also be able to purchase equipment for cancer treatment, thanks to supporter donations.
The Colliers Crusaders are currently number four in the top 25 fundraising teams listed on The Ride for Cancer website. As of Tuesday, September 27, they have surpassed their team goal of $20,000 in donations with three more donation days to go!
“Hopefully the weather will cooperate for us,” smiles Bray. “But either way, we are going to have a great ride for a great cause.”