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A charity bike ride has changed my life :)

Team Tetra Tech Featured on Company Intranet :)

 

Some great news to share – my company uses an outsourced news service for our intranet, and they interviewed me recently to learn more about the Ride to Conquer Cancer, and a bake sale I held on Valentine’s Day together with another rider on the team!!

Was SO HAPPY to see it published on the website!!

Here it is for your reading pleasure 🙂

Committing $20,000 and a 250-km bike ride for a world without cancer

Bake sale kicks of fundraising efforts for the Enbridge Bike Ride to Conquer Cancer

Wednesday February 29, 2012 — Ryan Rogers

The heart strings of staff members at the Vancouver office were plucked on Valentine’s Day as procurement specialist Nicole Grima and Human Resources co-ordinator Joanna Hall hand-delivered heart-shaped cookies and homemade cupcakes to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

Joanna and Nicole united the night before to bake the goodies, and raised $373 from their colleagues in support of their commitment to the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.

Nicole says the fun fundraiser was a great way to raise awareness, adding that many employees were interested in learning more about the bike ride, offering encouragement and support.

“We got a lot of love back,” says Nicole. “There were a lot of people who were buying stuff, and tipping well, giving well above the price.”

 Each member of the Tetra Tech team, which is comprised of WEI and EBA members, as some supportive friends, is committed to $2,500, totalling a minimum donation of $20,000 by the June race.

 The two-day, 250-km cycling event on June 16-17 pedals from Vancouver to Seattle, raising awareness and cash for cancer research, to be donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, with the goal of achieving a world free from cancer.

 Nicole says the financial and physical commitment of each team member to the race is challenging, but she draws inspiration from the challenge cancer victims and families affected by cancer face.

 “We’re collecting money for something that touches everyone in their lives,” says Nicole. “It’s amazing and its’ so important because of the high incidence rates for cancer.”

This is the team’s inaugural bike ride, but the group is hoping to grow the team in the future.

With a larger team more awareness she says the Tetra Tech group could raise upwards of $40,000 in time.

To learn more or make a donation, visit this link.

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