TORONTO — Members of the foodservice and hospitality industry traded their suits for T-shirts yesterday in support of the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research stationary corporate team bike-a-thon at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
“As business professionals we are always aiming to reach the next goal or business objective, and, to be successful, you need to work as part of a team,” said Judy Goldring, EVP and COO of AGF Management Limited. “The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is a wonderful opportunity to work with your colleagues towards the common goal of raising funds for diabetes research and ultimately helping JDRF with their mission of finding a cure for diabetes”.
Paul Guardian, execetive director of Brand Operations at Delta Hotels and Resorts, brought five teams to support the cause. Other companies who participated in the stationary bike-a-thon included The Intercontinental Hotels Group, Groupe Germain, AVW- Telav, GFS Canada, Oliver and Bonacini Restaurants and many others.
Over the past 24 years, the event has raised more than $30 million. The amount raised yesterday is yet to be been announced.