Among the teams who will be Heeling and Wheeling for local cancer care, September 8, will be a number of local teams, one of which recently spoke about the event.
Team BMO Bikers is captained by Sharon Whitteker of Williamsburg. Her team will be starting at Morrisburg.
“We’re biking from Morrisburg, in our blue team shirts, and have asked a few people across the BMO region to join us or cheer us on!” said Whitteker. “A few of us have participated in the Children’s Treatment Centre walk for the last few years, but we’re excited to be biking this year!”
“This event is close to our hearts as several members of our team have lost family or friends or are currently battling cancer. To raise funds, we’ve sent out numerous emails and have printed some pledge sheets in the bank for clients that may want to give. We also have a book sale going on in the Branch, to try to help us meet our goal of $2,500.”
The Heel ’n Wheel for Local Cancer Care event will be held on Sept. 8, 2012, with walkers leaving the seven starting locations (Greely, Osgoode, Russell, Crysler, Finch, Morrisburg, South Mountain) at 8 a.m., and cyclists leaving at 2 p.m.
This event is open to all ages to participate, and families are encouraged, as there are lower fundraising minimums for registered children/families.
The Heel ’n Wheel will then wrap up with a celebration BBQ in front of WDMH, complete with musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a presentation of awards.
To find out more, online visit heelnwheel.ca