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Ride for SickKids

October 14, 2010 by  
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Ashley cancer survivorMarc, Joao, Joseph, Nella, Aaron and DeanThe sound of 300 revving motorcycles stirred excitement at the second Annual Ride for SickKids on Aug. 22, 2010. Supporting over 100,000 patients that visit the Hospital for Sick Children each year, this event featured motorcyclists riding through the Durham region into Port Perry for lunch by the waterfront, an appearance by CTV sports anchor Joe Tilley, and music by country recording star Aaron Pritchett. A total of $50,000 was raised and a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle was raffled off to a lucky winner.

Above left: Cancer survivor Ashley talks about her story at the event. After complaining about headaches, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of an orange at the age of three. Within 24 hours of diagnosis, she underwent an operation at the Hospital for Sick Children. Now, she is pursuing a future in makeup and modelling. Above right: The Ride for SickKids’ main committee, accompanied by Joao Vosantao, who won a brand new Harley Davidson on the day of the ride, and Dean Mackie, the presenting sponsor and owner of Mackie Harley Davidson.


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