Snowdon HVAC- Riding for a Cure
According to the Canadian Cancer Society every hour of every day 21 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer and 9 of them will lose their battle. We’ve all known and loved someone who has battled with cancer and for Jesse Sleight, a long-time member of the Snowdon family, it was his mother. In 2010 at the very young age of 55 Jesse‘s mother passed away from cancer. This year Jesse chose to take on a challenge in her honor, he participated in the two day Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
For the past four years, Jesse has been actively bicycling to both stay in shape and fuel his soul. When he took the opportunity to participate in the Enbridge Ride, he was tasked with collecting a minimum of $2,500 in donations all while maintaining his position at Snowdon and training for the two day ride.
Jesse brought together a total of 17 donors including both Snowdon Electric and Snowdon HVAC who contributed to the grand total of $4,000,000 collected by the 1,200 Enbridge riders. Once the fundraising challenges were met, it was time to ride.
Jesse rode as a member of the CAE group which was the largest group of participants. The first leg of the ride was from Montreal to Trois Rivieres and the roads were flat the entire way. Flat roads were a blessing as the weather conditions were rainy and cold. On the second day from Trois Rivieres to Quebec the rain continued into the morning and thankfully lifted in the afternoon as the road conditions took the riders up hill.
All the participants of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer may not have known each other personally, but they all had a personal inspiration to ride. Thanks to the participants like Jesse Sleight who were willing to donate their time, money, and physical efforts Canada is one giant step closer to conquering cancer.
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