Durham College and UOIT team up for Heart and Stroke Foundation

Dozens of faculty and staff members from Durham College teamed up with counterparts from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on June 26 for a great show of community support for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Both groups hopped aboard the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike and wheeled their way through downtown Oshawa to raise money for the charity. Combined donations topped the $10,000 mark.

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Heart and Stroke Big Bike event, which invites community organizations, companies and groups across Canada to help support heart disease and stroke research. Each rider makes a commitment to raise a minimum of $50. Last year, over 40,000 riders in more than 200 communities helped raise more than $7 million.