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$16K raised for Palliative Care
Event organizer Ron Cassies, William Roberts, Tonie Mori, Bonnie Bagnulo, and Marlo Saganski, Erica Moncion, Alan Ash, Sean Simpson. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

Bonnie Bagnulo

Special to The Lake Report

On Oct. 15 our Niagara-on-the-Lake community palliative care service completed a “Healing Cycle Ride” fundraiser for all hospice palliative care services from all over Ontario. Our very special corporate sponsors (some pictured here) along with awesome community support brought our grand total to $16,836.

We secured a second place trophy for overall amount raised, as well as this years “Spirit Award” for showing the most team spirit. We are so very grateful to all of the very generous people who went the extra mile to support us, such as Vino Velo for the “spin-a-thon” at the community centre and the lending of their bikes for our events, and the wonderful parishioners at St.Mark’s Church who ran their own bike ride and donated the proceeds to our fundraiser.

I can’t go without saying how overwhelmed we were with the support from our community, and by way of individual donors, as well as family and friends who also helped us not only reach but surpass our goal.

We couldn’t have done it without you all. A special thanks once again to our little team of five riders, Erica, Carol, Bryan, Ethan and Bonnie.

We change the world when we simply meets the needs of another.

This year’s Corporate Sponsors were Simpson’s Pharmasave, Mori Gardens, Penner Building Center, Hummel Properties, Mama Mia’s Italian Eatery, McGarr Realty, The Pedal Pub, Vino Velo, The Flying Saucer, Lead Mechanical, The Ukesters, The Epicurean Restaurant, Stacy Wilson, Vince Kerrio, St. Mark’s, and the NOTL Rotary Club.