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2006 Mississauga Ride for a Cure raises over $10,000 for LLSC

 

 

 

The 2nd Annual UFCW “Ride for a Cure” – in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) – was a roaring success! This year’s event, held August 19, 2006 with the rain at bay, raised a record $10,138.“It’s quite a feeling to be among so many avid and enthusiastic riders for such a great cause,” said Wayne Hanley, President of Local 175, UFCW Canada.

The two and half hour ride began at the Local 175 Mississauga office and the scenic route took in many local attractions including Terra Cotta, Cheltenham Badlands, Hockley Valley and The Forks of the Credit.

A total of 36 people participated this year, riding an extensive range of bikes from Yamahas to Harleys. Riders came from all over including Newmarket, Barrie, Sudbury and Cornwall. Everyone finished the journey with a powerful hunger and feasted on an excellent brunch.

“This event gets bigger and better each year. What a fantastic ride!” exclaimed Richard McNaughton, President of UFCW Local 333, who returned for his second year.

The event had a special meaning for Leroy Jackson of Barrie. Leroy shared with the other riders that he had been diagnosed with Leukemia one and a half years ago and that this ride had touched him. For collecting the most pledges for a single rider – an outstanding $700 – Leroy received a leather Motorcycle jacket from Freak~n~Leather, one of the ride sponsors. Congratulations Leroy!

It is for people like Leroy and everyone affected by Leukemia that members and staff of Local 175 and UFCW National work so hard throughout the year to raise money for the LLSC. Last year Local 175 raised $350,000 helping bring the national total to an astounding 1.1 million.

“We believe that one day, one of the dollars we raise will be the one that helps find a cure for this disease,” commented President Hanley.

 

 
Harley Davidson
Mark Stockton and the National Car Rental Mustang
Dave White - Tim Lacasse and Wayne Hanley
 
 
Riders getting ready
1975 Custom Harley Davidison
John Oconner - UFCW Local 333
 
 
Mark and Mary from Cornwall
Interview with Ride Coordinator Dave White
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
 
 
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Tim taking a break
Enjoying the ride
 
 

Prizes and Awards

Most pledges Collected - Leroy Jackson $700

2nd Prize Most Pledges Collected - Tim Lacasse $205

Most Pledges by Club or Org - UFCW Local 333 $1,000

Early Bird - Mark Brisbios

Farthest Traveled - Mark Brisbios - Cornwall

Volunteers Pick (The Hard Ride) - Richard McNaughton and his 1983 Honda Goldwing

Youngest Participants - Barret Haggerty 8 yrs and Dennis Summers 13 yrs

Show~n~Shine Winners were:

Production Class - Jim Wright 2003 HD Road King

Custom Class - Mark Brisbios 2003 Yamaha Road Star

Vintage Class - Fred Peliti 1983 Yamaha Virago

 
 
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Dave White during award presentations
 
 
Barret and Dennis
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Lori getting ready to ride
 
 
Virginia and Chris presenting the award to Jim for Production class winning bike
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Harley tank
 
 
Richard and Dixie enjoying the Ride for a Cure
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
 
 
Leroy Jackson won Most Pleadges Collected here with President Hanley and Dave White
Shawn and sponsor Dave Weinniger from IKOR
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
 
 
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Lori getting ready to ride
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
 
 
Richard McNaughton- President UFCW Local 333
UFCW Ride for a Cure on the road
Lori and Dixie - Ride for a Cure
 
 
John Wheeler ride for a cure sponsor
Karl Siroky TSG Ride for a Cure Sponsor
John having a break
 
 

 

For their generous support, each rider received an official ride t-shirt, a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of many prizes and an all-you-can-eat brunch upon their return from the ride.

Plans are already underway for next year's riding event, which promises to be bigger and better. So motorcycle enthusiasts, check back for schedules dates as it promises to be another exciting ride.

For those wishing to support this excellent cause we still have a limited number of T-shirts available @ $20 per shirt.

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