Ride For Health — Mackenzie Health
Hundreds of cyclists came out to take part in the fourth annual Ride for Health this June. The donations will be going to the Mackenzie Health Foundation to aid in the construction of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as improving the patient experience at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. With bikers participating in 25-, 60- and 100-kilometre courses, they remained motivated throughout the entire journey, thanks to dedicated crowds cheering them on. Eon D’Ornellas, a four-time Olympian, was even among the cyclists taking part, inspired by his own experience at Mackenzie Health after experiencing a stroke in 2011.
Thanks to dedicated sponsors, donors and participants, the event was able to surpass its original fundraising goal by over $5,000, raising a grand total of $310,000 — record-breaking numbers. This annual event is already in the works to continue on next year, currently scheduled for June 2. Make sure to put it in your calendars.
photos courtesy of ride for health