Bike Tour Raises Nearly $50,000
The Second Annual Stephieâ€™s Bike Tour for the Stollery raised a total of $47,000, event organizers announced last week.
The event, which is named after Fort Saskatchewanâ€™s Stephie Gagnon, has raised a total of $95,598.12 after only two years. A third tour will be held on May 26, 2013.
â€śMany have their own personal reasons for taking part in this event; for us, the continued care given to our daughter Stephie as she works her way toward remission from JDM (Juvenile Dermatomyositis) is reason enough,â€ť said the Gagnon family.
â€śOnce she reaches the goal of remission, Stephie will still remain a Stollery child until age 17 as she will require follow up appointments,â€ť they continued.
The family also extends their gratitude to the eventâ€™s sponsors, committee members, RCMP, Municipal Enforcement, Fire Department, EMS, Volunteers and Participants.
â€śThe time we dedicate to this event is our gift back to an amazing hospital that has helped our daughter and countless other children,â€ť the Gagnons said.