MONTREAL--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2013) - Etelesolv (www.etelesolv.com), Canada's leader in Telecom and IT Management, demonstrated today its involvement in raising funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation by participating in the Big Bike Ride for the fourth consecutive year.
The ride took place in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Tuesday June 11th, on one very rainy day. Nonetheless, the Etelesolv team honoured the rendez-vous and the 25 enthusiastic riders got the big bike wheels rolling down the road. For the last two months each member of the team committed to raise a minimum of $50. Etelesolv broke their organization's record by raising $4,735 and was the 3rd highest fundraiser in Québec.
It all started in 2010, when a colleague at Etelesolv passed away. People in the company were deeply affected by this tragic moment and wanted to do something special in his honour. As an embodiment of the Etelesolv Core Values, it was decided to participate in the Big Bike event. Not only was it very pleasant to get together to support heart disease and stroke research, but it was a day filled with hope and joy.
"This really is a fun event every year. Even better, it's all for a great cause, the Heart and Stroke Foundation," says Ray Farquhar, Senior Programmer and Big Bike Captain of the Etelesolv's Team. "Everybody in the company participated and went riding in the rain and that's what counts. Every dollar we raise moves us closer to finding a cure to this disease."
Every 7 minutes, a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke, so it is crucial that we continue our research and education programs. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is celebrating 60 years of leading the way to better cardiovascular health for Canadians through research, health promotion, and advocacy. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians help make a difference every year by fundraising, volunteering and donating to the Foundation. Thanks to the support of individuals and teams from across the country, plus sponsorships, the Big Bike raised about $7 million last year.
About Heart and Stroke Foundation
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is one of Canada's largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years they have invested more than $1.35 billion in heart and stroke research, making it the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. The Foundation's health promotion and advocacy programs across the country are saving lives every day. Their mission is to create healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke.
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