Posted by Editoress on 02/19/14
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Mattamy Homes has come on board as the new title sponsor of the Ride the Rideau, Eastern Ontario's most successful cancer fundraiser and the signature fundraising event for The Ottawa Hospital (TOH).
Mattamy Homes, Canada's largest new home builder, has a long history of supporting local community efforts and charitable causes that contribute to people living healthy and productive lives.
"For 35 years, homeowners have trusted Mattamy Homes with one of the biggest decisions of their lives - buying a home," said Peter Gilgan, Founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes.
"Our way of saying 'thank you' and giving back to our homeowners and local communities is to support those issues that mean the most to them," Gilgan said. "That's why we are proud to be a part of the Ride the Rideau event in support of cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital."
Mattamy Homes replaces Nordion Inc., which has been the title sponsor of Ride the Rideau since the event began four years ago. Nordion Inc. continues its role as an active supporter of Ride the Rideau as sponsor and leader of the event's volunteer contingent.
The Ride has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception. In just four years, Ride the Rideau has raised over $6.45 million in support of cancer research, including the development of personalized therapies for cancer patients and clinical trials at TOH.
A business leader and committed philanthropist, Gilgan is also an avid cyclist and will be joining the ride as a member of the Mattamy Homes team.
"We're thrilled to have Mattamy Homes on board," said Tim Kluke, President and CEO. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. "Having the support of a leading North American company like Mattamy Homes will help to further raise the profile of this already successful event and help make an even bigger impact."
Ride the Rideau is Eastern Ontario's most successful cancer fundraiser and a signature event of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. In the past four years, the Ride has raised more than $6.45 million in support of groundbreaking cancer research at The Ottawa Hospital. For more information about the September 6th event visit www.ridetherideau.ca .
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