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Join Valecraft Homes as we Ride for a Cure for Cancer

Support Valecraft’s cycling team Valecraft Velocity on Sept. 6, 2014 as we “Ride the Rideau”, the capital’s oldest fundraiser and raise cash for one of Canada’s leading cancer research centres, the Ottawa Hospital. We are going to ride 100km to raise funds for cancer research.

In just three years, “Ride the Rideau” event has become one of the biggest fundraisers in eastern Ontario, raising $6.4 million for cancer research.

We want you to join our team! Any amount that can be donated is greatly appreciated. Every single dollar gets us closer to our goal of $60,000. See below for corporate sponsorship options.

You can give online (and collect credit card points) by clicking on the web link below, or you can send a cheque directly to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation (just make sure you mark “the Valecraft Velocity” in the notes.) Either way, you’ll be helping researchers develop innovative new treatment options for the hundreds of patients who are diagnosed with cancer every day. That’s something to be proud of!

Here is where you can make your donation:

Donate or View the Valecraft Velocity Page

As for us, we promise to pedal our hardest and give this fundraising our best effort. We’re all in this together, although we will be the one in spandex on September 6!

Valecraft and you. Together, we’re building a better world.

Thoughts from our team

“… Getting involved with Ride the Rideau showed me how very fragile life is… (It) gives me great satisfaction as an individual so thanks to all of you who are… participating in any way they can…” – Yves

“… it’s important to support causes like this that affect so many of our friends and loved ones, and doing it with co-workers sounded like a perfect way to get more involved.” – Kendra

“(We) were so excited… It was an honour being a part of Team (Valecraft Velocity) with the same passion and desire to support such an amazing institution here in our community… Every year we are inspired by the riders who are battling cancer and more so those who are cancer survivors, it reaffirms that all we are doing is helping people in our community and if they are out there doing it, we should all have no reason not to!” – Chris and Natalie

“I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering at Ride the Rideau, it was a very fun, exciting experience. So gratifying watching all the cyclist especially our Valecraft Homes Velocity team approach the finish line and cheer them on to a hero’s finish! This whole experience was very rewarding and so selfless to give of our time…” – Betty

“After my catastrophic accident in April of 2011, I was told by a specialists that I will be limited on my activities… With hard work, I’ve surpass my doctors expectations and recovered in half of the time estimated… This past year our family received more bad news, that my mother was diagnosed with cancer …So I’m committing myself to this well-deserved cause this year and looking forward to (the) experience.” – Christine

Corporate sponsorship

For a donation of $500, you can sponsor an individual rider. Your company name will appear on every sign at the event, and you’ll be mentioned in the Ottawa Hospital Journal newsletter. More than 10,000 Ottawa Hospital employees will know that you helped find a cure for cancer.

Or go big and Adopt-a-Team for $1,500. As an honorary team member, not only will your company name appear on all event signage, but the Valecraft Velocity team will wear your company logo on our team jerseys. You’ll also be invited to an exclusive post-ride celebration party.

Donate or View the Valecraft Velocity Page

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