The 12th annual Healing Cycle Ride is quickly approaching! To participants this is a one-day event, but it is so much more for the
board, volunteers, vendors and the Our Forté team – it is months of planning, promoting, inspiring and for some…cycling.
Now just a week from the event, we are in full execution mode – again we’ve switched from planning and prepping to executing. Our focus is on rider experience and maximizing the dollars raised for Palliative Care.
Much like the back roads of Caledon the cyclists will be travelling on Sunday June 26th the planning of this year’s event has seen some big hills, a few bumps but mostly great scenery along the way. With a very invested and committed board, volunteers, our professional expertise and a creative addition to the Our Forté team – Jackie Fox – we’ve been able to overcome sudden road closures, participant and donor fatigue, budget restraints and a major leadership transition within the Foundation. The team has overcome all of these obstacles, surpassed previous year’s targets in some areas and are making strides in others to give not only the riders a great experience but raise the much needed funds for hospices across Ontario! I am so proud to be working with this organization!
So… as we move into execution mode – with our final follow ups, reminders, rider fundraising push, errands (not my favourite), general schlepping, truck loading (and unloading), and volunteer orientations – we feel the excitement building; a clear sign we are in “event week”.
If you want to see first hand what we are all about, or want to support The Healing Cycle Foundation join us June 25th for event set up where the vision comes together, road signs are placed, tables are organized and lots of moving cases of water happens or visit us the day of the big ride – June 26th at the Brampton Fairgrounds – we will be there along with hundreds of riders, volunteers, family, friends, a great band, BBQ lunch compliments of Maple Lodge Farms and my favourite – Steam Whistle!
Link to sponsor / join our team: http://tinyurl.com/zse2ulz
Link to Healing Cycle website: www.thehealingcycle.ca