31st annual edition of Pedal for Kids raises $350,201 in support of The Children's families
This year, 19 teams raised an impressive $350,201 during the 31st annual edition of Pedal for Kids.
Bringing together leading Quebec companies, large and small, this flagship event of The Children's Foundation helps fund the Hospital's urgent projects and give young patients back their fighting spirit, through to the Healthy Kids Fund.
Pedaling a Mighty Bike around the city core requires teamwork and people who are determined to lend all the pedal power they can muster in support of sick children. A big thank you to our participants and their respective teams: Air Canada Vacations, Colliers & Friends, Deloitte, Filo Import, Harrison's Ride, Jarislowsky Fraser, Morgan Stanley, MTY Food Group, Osler, Paysafe Group, Research in Action, Scotiabank, Rio Tinto , TD Wealth Management, Team Ariana, Team Lukca, Tecsys, Theta Sigma Fraternity and Wellness Warriors.
Ariana, this year’s Pedal for Kids hero
Pedal for Kids helps young patients like Ariana get back on their feet. Born at 24 weeks and 4 days this little fighter spent the first 5 months of her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at The Children’s. Her parents were terrified of losing their baby. Fortunately, the young patient was cared for by an amazing team of doctors and nurses who guided the family through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Today, thanks to the exceptional care she received and our generous donors, Ariana is in perfect health. A heartfelt thank you to this year's spokesperson, Ariana, now 3 years old, who continues to be an inspiration to all.
14-million reasons to say thank you
Since its inception, Pedal for Kids has raised over $14 million thanks to the generous participation of cyclists and volunteers. Many thanks to Rudy Azoulay and Eddy Farrace, co-chairs of the event's organizing committee, Michael Conway, founder of Pedal for Kids, and committee members Beverly Amy, Suzanne Eissa, John Lukca, Paul Normandin, Valérie Payeur, Anthony Pepper and Johanne Sabourin.