Seeking ‘Big Bike’ teams

 

The Cornwall office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is currently recruiting teams to participate in Morrisburg’s annual Big Bike event taking place at the Canadian Tire parking lot on Monday April 30th.

Local organizations are invited to help ‘Take a Seat to Extend a Life’ by getting a team of 29 together to ride a 2km route in their community on Canada’s only 30 seat bike! 

“This fun, team-building event is a great opportunity to increase employee morale and your organization’s visibility in the community!”

“Each participating organization’s name will be prominently displayed on the front of the Big Bike during their head-turning ride. Teams can choose a ride time that works best for their organization, during or after business hours,” said Lynne Groulx, area coordinator of the Cornwall office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 

The 15 to 20 minute ride is open to all fitness levels ages 14 and up. Canadian Tire, who has supported this event for the last two years, will once again be our host site. Each rider is asked to raise a minimum pledge of $50 to participate, although most riders collect more to earn great prizes. High school students can help out also and earn volunteer hours.

Lynne Groulx explained that, “while spring may seem far off, we register teams now so that organizations have plenty of time to recruit riders for their team.”

“To register, an organization just needs someone who is willing to be the team captain.” All the necessary promotional materials the captain needs to recruit the 28 other riders will be provided by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Aside from companies, service and fitness clubs, teams can also be made up of family, friends, and neighbours. This is a great way to honour someone you love since heart disease and stroke take one in three Canadians before their time!  

There are only 20 spots still open for our 6:00 p.m. ride. Join the following participating organizations who have already registered: Community Living, Beaver Dental, RBC, Scotia Bank, Canadian Tire.

Every seven minutes a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke. It remains the leading cause of death in Canada. Events like Big Bike allow the foundation to continue funding world-class heart disease and stroke research, advocacy, and health promotion that is improving the lives of all Canadians. 

Last year, Morrisburg’s Big Bike raised over $6,500. What an incredible contribution to the important work the Heart and Stroke Foundation does! 

Donor dollars have resulted in the placement of 20 life saving Automated External Defibrillators in public spaces throughout Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Register today to put your organization in the spotlight! 

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