In a truly magnificent display of generosity, perseverance and aspirations, Treasure Hill President Nicholas Fidei and his team, The Cycle Warriors raised over $450,000 in the 2018 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, pushing the team’s 6-year total over the $1.5 million mark.
The team was willed by its leader’s continued dedication to fundraising, as Fidei set an all-time individual record by personally raising over $311,000. The event’s second-highest individual fundraiser amassed a total of just over $90,000. With just 35 team members, Cycle Warriors placed 7th on the team leaderboard behind groups with as many as 300 participants, an incredibly impressive feat.
“This event always means so much to me - we’re all touched by people who fight Cancer - family, friends, coworkers. Hopefully one day we’ll beat this thing”, Fidei said proudly. Asked about his team, his pride is evident. “This is a dedicated group of people that shows up year in and year out, and every year they push harder to raise more. I’m proud to do this with each of them.”
Overall, the ride, as it always is, was a huge success, raising over $18.3 million in the fight against Cancer as over 4,500 riders cycled more than 200 km’s from Toronto to Niagara Falls on June 9th and 10th. In 11 years, the ride has raised a total of over $194 million to further enhance personalized cancer medicine at The Princess Margaret, and fund vital cancer research, treatment advances, education and new standards of care here and around the world.
2019 will mark the 12th year for the event, and the 7th year of participation for the Cycle Warriors. Fidei has barely caught his breath from this year’s ride and he’s already looking forward to next year. “Next year, we’ll break the $2 million mark”, he proclaims with a grin.