By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Crazy costumes, stationary bikes and big hearts. That was the centre of a fundraiser that doled out $3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF Micro Ride: Employees from the Brookdale Avenue branch of Scotiabank, along with their Cornwall Call Centre, participated in a ride to help cure diabetes this month.
Employees from the Brookdale Avenue branch of Scotiabank, along with their Cornwall Call Centre, participated in the JDRF Micro Ride.
"Nationally Scotiabank is a huge supporter of JDRF and they issued an "executive challenge" for as many branches to get involved as possible. We responded to that call," said Anne Sorbie, Scotiabank, manager of customer service.
The local Scotiabank team raised funds through bake sales, BBQs, individual pledges and a 50/50 draw.
"We have a staff member who has experienced diabetes in her family and this cause was very important to her," said Sorbie.
Bank and call centre staff squared off during the micro ride to see who could rack up the most kilometres on a stationary bicycle, dressed in an outlandish outfit.
The Cornwall Call Centre won a by a kilometre. Ultimately there was no loser, since everyone did their part to ride for a cure for diabetes.
"It was definitely friendly competition and just provided a fun way to get us to ride longer and harder," she said.