Riverview Riders raise $1,423 for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Pictured above, the Riverview Riders, consisting of staff members from Riverview Manor and Pleasant Meadow Manor, raised $1,423 during the Big Bike fundraiser in Peterborough on May 9.

Small team of riders from Riverview and Pleasant Meadow make large contribution to Big Bike fundraiser

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – It may have been a small team, but the Riverview Riders once again made a large contribution to this year’s Big Bike fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Pictured above, the Riverview Riders, consisting of staff members from Riverview Manor and Pleasant Meadow Manor, raised $1,423 during the Big Bike fundraiser in Peterborough on May 9.

This year’s team, which consisted of 14 riders, raised $1,423 for the foundation on May 9. Most of the Riverview Riders were staff members from Riverview Manor and Pleasant Meadow Manor.

As part of the annual Big Bike campaign, teams ride a 29-seat bicycle, called the Big Bike, through Canadian communities every May to raise money for the foundation and raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

Each participant from every Big Bike team commits to raising at least $50 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“We raised more than $1,400 this year, which is amazing for a group of 14 people,” says Riverview Manor environmental services manager Crystal Post, who once again organized the Riverview Riders.

Crystal notes that staff members at Riverview Manor are “really busy” at the moment, which led to fewer riders than in previous years. Still, Crystal says she’s happy with the amount of money raised and hopes to build upon the success for next year’s Big Bike event.

“Hopefully, next year we can get a full bike, but we still raised a lot of money and that’s what’s important,” she says.

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