Today at the TD Centre at King and Bay Streets the sweat was flying as over 600 participants took a turn at the pedals to Bike for Tykes.
The four hour event was expected to raise at least $250,000 for the construction of the Garron Family Cancer, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Neighbourhood within the Research and Learning Tower Project at the Hospital for Sick Children.
It may have been one of the hottest days of 2012 but that didn't stop bikers from pedaling on stationary bikes in order to help raise money for Sick Kids. Every single penny raised will be allocated to the Garron Family Centre.
Little Hunter at today's Bike for Tykes event in Toronto
The cancer research centre helps kids like Hunter who is battling leukemia. He and other kids rely on the advancements being made because of research to have a long and happy life. Today Hunter and his siblings watched the bikers while taking time to snack on bananas. This is good news, in December little Hunter wasn't feeling that good and didn't have as much of an appetite. In the spring Hunter was unable to attend the Give a Happy celebration because of being under the weather. With the dedicated health team at Sick Kids he is on his way to becoming healthy!
Bike for Tykes 2012 qualifies for the Ontario Government matching gift program based on the $1M commitment made by Coast to Coast Against Cancer in 2011. The Ontario Government will match your gift on a 1:1 basis once the funds are distributed to the Research & Learning Tower. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for your donation to make twice the impact!