United Communities Credit Union bike team rides 160 km, raises over $20,000 for MS

A team of 45 United Communities Credit Union employees and their family and friends rode 160 km from Grand Bend to London and back in Canada’s largest and most successful MS Bike Tour to date recently.

As a result of months of fund-raising, the credit union team donated more than $20,000 and joined with more than 1,884 riders in raising almost $1.24 million to help put an end to Multiple Sclerosis. This is the third year the team participated and has raised over $55,000 in total.

“Our team really came together this year to raise funds and awareness for a great cause and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of all our donors.  Fellow team member Doug Topliffe was honoured this year as one of the Top 50 Bike Tour fund raisers by the MS Society,” said Carlene Frimer, who is team captain and a United Communities employee.

“The ride is challenging but when you come in at the end of day one and are high-fived by someone living with MS it inspires you to keep pushing on and reminds you that we’re riding for those who can’t,” she said.

In addition to the riders, 14 United Communities volunteers ran one of the stops along the route, and were named #1 Checkpoint for the weekend.

“I’d like to congratulate all those involved in this incredible event and I couldn’t be more proud to have such a community-minded staff,” said Jim Lynn, who is United Communities Credit Union president and CEO.

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