Pedal for Kids raises $450,000 for sick kids
Throughout the week of June 10 to 14, there was excitement in downtown Montreal, and rightly so, as the 28th edition of Pedal for Kids celebrated over $450,000 raised. This community effort was made possible thanks to the participation of some 900 riders who, rain or shine, celebrated their fundraising efforts with a 30-minute ride on our giant 30-seat bicycle.
The 30 registered teams raised funds to support the Montreal Children's Hospital's H.B Williams Craniofacial Surgery and Cleft Lip and Palate Unit to treat children like David with craniofacial anomalies (affecting the bones of the skull and face) and to develop complex patient care programs.
On Monday, June 10, our event spokeschild kicked off the festivities by hosting "David's Ride", HIS own team!
When he was barely ten days old, David was diagnosed with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome, a genetic disease that affects normal bone growth and poses a serious threat to the brain. David underwent three major operations and had to wear a halo around his head for many months. Now 15 years old, David is very grateful to Dr. Mirko Gilardino, who came to pedal for the occasion.
A THOUSAND THANK YOU’S!
In 28 years, Pedal for Kids has raised more than $13 million!
A big thank you to David, our spokeschild, to our teams who have surpassed expectations once again this year, and to our army of great volunteers. Thank you also to Committee Chair John Lukca, Co-Chairs Rudy Azoulay and Eddy Farrace, all members of the organizing committee, and event ambassador Paul Normandin. We also want to acknowledge the invaluable presence of Michael Conway, founder of the event, who travelled from British Columbia to participate and support this year's teams. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! We look forward to seeing you next year!