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GEORGIAN BAY CANCER SUPPORT CENTRE
The Georgian Bay Cycle for Hope on Aug. 19 raised over $130,000 in support of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre (GBCSC).
This year’s event shattered past fundraising totals for a new record. The 2023 event also had the most participants ever, 229.
“We are overwhelmed with the support we’ve received through this year’s ride. This is our biggest annual fundraiser and the area’s premier cycling event. It surpassed all expectations, and the impact that will have on the individuals and families we serve will be felt for a very long time,” said Eric Walter, executive director, GBCSC.
The money from this event goes to supporting those people in the local region who are impacted by cancer and are now facing the biggest fight of their lives.
Walter added the great response for this year’s event will allow the GBCSC to keep up with growing demand for support in the local area and ensure those in need get support immediately.
The event, the GBCSC’s largest annual fundraiser, began and ended at Rotary Champlain Wendat Park in Penetanguishene. It featured a range of cycle routes for all rider levels from 10 kilometres up to 100 kilometres throughout the local area.Many this year also participated by riding, walking, and rolling along the Ice Cream All Ages, All Abilities Route on Penetanguishene’s scenic waterfront.After participants returned, a special celebration event took place featuring live music by vocalist Emma Reynolds, a […]