Between the staff at Tucows, and our friends down the street at ILoveRewards.com who also came out for the Ride, we raised over $19,000 for the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. The extreme level of commitment to the cause was illustrated by Danny Rego, one of our application developers, who willingly had his head and beard shaved, (by Elliot, no less), in exchange for $1,000 in donations.
By the way, that’s Ken Schafer, VP Product Management and Marketing, Elliot Noss, President and CEO (on the bike) and Michael Cooperman, CFO, from left to right in the photo.
Ross Rader reports that the Foundation is in awe with what was accomplished and they are incredibly thankful for the generous donation.
Ross also passes along his thanks to everyone who either participated, donated or both.
He’s on his way to the airport on Friday and will be heading out on his epic 19-day ride across Canada beginning on Monday, June 2.
You can follow the progress of Ross and the rest of the riders at his blog. We’ll keep you posted here as well.
Tucows is very happy to provide key technical infrastructure for the ride, including email, domains, and web hosting.
For the cyclists in the Toronto area, you’ll be able to join the cross-Canada riders as they pass through Toronto for either a 20k or 100k route. More details can be found at the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride website.
Ross also reminded me that donations are still very welcome. There are tons of kids out there battling cancer that would be quite pleased with any contribution.