Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pedaling the Big Bike for a Good Cause

Some 25 Centennial staffers with big hearts came out on June 26, to pedal a big bike for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, raising a college record sum of $6,808 towards research into heart disease.

The Progress User's Group established the Big Bike "Team Centennial" to raise money for the well-known charity. The team, organized by Senior Financial Officer Michelle Muscatello, assembled at Tucker's Marketplace across from the Ashtonbee Campus to ride the Foundation's famous Big Bike around the neighborhood. The weather was sunny with a sticky high of 26 degrees.

Team Centennial was the top fundraising team in the Scarborough area and we are waiting to hear of our team's provincial ranking. Other local employers taking part in the event included Aviva, Cosmetica Laboratories, Wal-Mart, ULC, Leisure World Ellesmere, GE Money and Old Navy Scarborough. The total raise for the day was an amazing $21,456.

Big thanks to our volunteer team members for their dedication, and thanks to everyone who supported their effort with pledges to fund a very worthy cause. Without the Big Bike, it would be difficult to raise awareness of heart disease and to discover new treatments and preventative measures for those who suffer from heart complications.

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The Big Bike is a fundraiser program by Team Centennial that helps in spreading awareness regarding heart diseases, its treatments and preventive measures as this community college is also by the name of School of Social Work.

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