LiUNA unites with Pedaling for a Purpose!
On July 4th , Windsor Ontario high school students Michele & Christian D’Agnillo set out on a 5000 km cycling ride from Vancouver to Windsor to promote community cancer care, with benefit for their efforts going to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation.
Through the efforts of Windsor LiUNA Local 625 Business Manager Robert Petroni and LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council Business Manager Cosmo Mannella, LiUNA “stepped up” as the title sponsor for this inspirational ride and these two outstanding young men.
LiUNA Locals from across Canada also stepped up to support the ride enabling the planned route to include stops at Union Halls along the way. Consequently the ride started off at LiUNA Local 1611 in Vancouver with much fanfare and an additional $10,000 donation to the campaign; the ride continued onto Calgary & Winnipeg LiUNA Union Halls and where their support was greatly received. The Ontario stops will include Thunder Bay, SS Marie, Oakville (LiUNA Centre). The ride finishes at the Cancer Care Foundation offices in Windsor in early August.