Community makes Tour de Guelph 2021 most successful yet
$165,000 raised in net proceeds!
In its 8th year, Tour de Guelph, presented by Label Design Ltd., raised $165,000 in net fundraising proceeds, making 2021 the most successful Tour de Guelph yet.
“This outcome is remarkable and is absolutely the result of many in our community coming together. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to 366 registered riders, runners and walkers and to over 1,800 people who supported them with a donation,” expressed Geoff Allen, Tour de Guelph Co-chair, Rotary Club of Guelph South. “We also give so much thanks to numerous local businesses who dug deep to sponsor this year’s event or contribute in-kind service and product, and to our many dedicated volunteers.”
Guelph General Hospital’s share of the proceeds will help fund a new MRI scanner through the $34-million Together, We Care fundraising campaign. The Hospital conducts up to 15,000 MRI scans a year to diagnose and monitor injuries and illnesses, and its current MRI scanner is 14 years old and urgently needs to be replaced.
Suzanne Bone, CEO of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital explained, “A new MRI scanner will cost approximately $2.25 million to purchase and install and the outcome of this year’s Tour de Guelph brings us closer to funding the new scanner and helping Guelph General provide even better patient care. We couldn’t do it without the support of our community and we’re most grateful.”
The record breaking funds will also allow the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium to help even more local community organizations address critical community needs such as food security, family and youth services, transitional supports, and environmental stewardship.
Tour de Guelph 2021 was held in a physically distanced format which started on Friday, June 4th and ended on Sunday, June 27th.
Visit www.tourdeguelph.ca to learn more about this annual cycling fundraising event.