The Long Road Ride


Dorothy Smith, left, presents a cheque for $3,453.75 to Devon Sokoloski, Special Events Officer.

July 14, 2018


Kim Francis, left, and Dorothy Smith during the Long Road Ride on June 21.

On June 21, Movati celebrated the summer solstice by paying tribute to one of their own, Group Fitness Manager Kim Francis. “Kim has been very open about her battle with breast cancer as she undergoes treatment, and we really wanted to show her how much the community is behind her. We came up with the concept of indoor biking from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year,” explained Dorothy Smith, current Group Fitness Manager at Movati. “We called it the Long Road Ride and aimed to have four bikes full for the duration of day – at times, we even had seven bikes!  We put it out there to our Movati members that we would be doing this, and they came prepared with donations  - in fact, we were able to raise $3,453.75 during this one day event. We are so grateful for the support we received and we are proud that these funds will stay right here in Northwestern Ontario to support breast cancer patients.”

If you are interested in hosting your own community event to fundraise for local healthcare, please contact Devon Sokoloski, Special Events Officer, at 684-7113 or to find out how our Events department can assist you!

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