April 13, 2009 – With the season kick-off with the Good Friday Road Race, The Healing Cycle Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a competitive cycling team that has the goal of increasing the awareness of the foundation and the sponsors that support the team.
The Healing Cycle Bike Team will field a team of Master 1 road racers for 2009. They will focus on major regional events throughout Ontario, the North American Master s Championships, the Ontario Championships, the occasional US race and the Ontario Cyclocross series.
The 7 rider squad consists of past Provincial Championship riders who always have their sites on the podium. The team is happy to have the sponsorship support of Erin Mills Acura, Blackwood Miller Ltd., Giant Bicycles, Via Ciclante, DeFeet, Giordana, Schwalbe Tires and Shimano Canada.
– Greg Cavanaugh (Oakville)
– Stephen Eastwood (Oakville)
– Francois Faust (Georgetown)
– Bruce Krip (Etobicoke)
– Stirling McArthur (Mississauga)
– Pavel Stanojevic (Etobicoke)
– Jean-Paul Tesolin (Brampton)
The Healing Cycle Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that honours life by raising and stewarding funds to palliative care services that inspire compassion and dignity.
The Foundation is concerned about the quality of life of terminally-ill patients and believes that families of patients should be supported throughout the palliative care process.
The Foundation has raised $480,000 towards a $1 million commitment to the palliative care unit at Credit Valley Hospital. 100% of donations go directly to its palliative care unit.
The Healing Cycle Foundation’s 5th annual charity ride of various distances will be held on September 13, 2009, Please visit www.thehealingcycle.ca for more details of the foundation and the Bike Team.