Alumni return to campus with fundraising bike rally
Several Queen’s alumni are participating in the 14th annual Friends for Life Bike Rally that stops on campus July 31. The six-day, 600-km ride from Toronto to Montreal raises funds for the Toronto People with AIDS (PWA) Foundation.
“Arriving at Queen’s has always been one of my favourite parts of the Friends for Life Bike Rally since it means we’re halfway through our journey,” says Warren Duffy, (BComm’07), who has participated in the rally three years running and has collected more than $10,000 for PWA. “Cycling through campus, staying in residence for a night, and enjoying breakfast the next morning triggers many fond memories. The stopover also offers an opportunity for me and the other alumni who are riding to share a small part of the ‘Queen's experience’ with our fellow riders and crew.”
The rally has helped raise more than $10 million for PWA since its establishment, with the money going towards food, health promotion, income support, treatment, and public education programs.
The 400 riders including Mr. Duffy and fellow Queen’s alumni Jamie MacDonald, Sally Suen, Mark Varma, Kevin Raymond and Michel Lavigne will leave Toronto on July 29 and are due to arrive at Leonard Hall at 11 am on July 31. They will spend the night in residence before continuing their journey with a scheduled arrival in Montreal on August 4.
More information about PWA and the Friends for Life Bike Rally.