2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer Ontario

June 23, 2017

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On the weekend of June 10-11, 2017, a group of Raymond James employees geared up for the 10thannual Ride to Conquer Cancer in Ontario. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a cycling journey and fundraising campaign, with all proceeds benefitting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, getting us one step closer to conquering cancer in our lifetime. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world, and the ride consists of a 200+ kilometer route from Toronto to Niagara Falls.

Our Raymond James colleagues stepped up their fundraising efforts and they are happy to announce they came in the top 10 for fundraising within our industry!

Back: Donna Whalen, John Lombard, Nik Zabaljac, Vince Murton, Mantej Hundal, Stephanie Petsis, Jamie Coulter
Front: Dale Houser, Melody Lau, Megan Callaghan, Manjot Grewal

Jamie Coulter, SVP & Branch Manager, Toronto, participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. “Our collective fundraising efforts, including support from the Raymond James Canada Foundation, saw Team Raymond James–3 Macs raise $36,599.02 for a great cause.”

Nik Zabaljac, Financial Advisor Assistant, Toronto, had the following to say about his experience in the Ride to Conquer Cancer: “It was definitely an experience. This was my first time even attempting to ride such a far distance, and during the days leading up to the ride I was a little worried about finishing. But getting out on the bikes, being surrounded by an energetic group and cycling alongside cancer survivors was a tremendous experience of its own. It was all very rewarding and is something I will most certainly do again next year.”

Jamie Coulter and the team want to give a big thank you to Manjot Grewal, Associate Investment Advisor, Toronto, for her assistance in organizing Raymond James’ and 3Macs’ participation in this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. In previous years 3Macs, now a division of Raymond James had proudly raised over $196,000, and it was great to see a joint effort this year with our new partner.

The team also wants to show their gratitude for Darren Coleman, SVP Portfolio Manager, Toronto, who volunteered as a motorcycle marshal, keeping the cyclists safe on the road.

Over the course of two days and 200+ kilometers later, our colleagues proudly completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The team enjoyed spending time together, and got plenty of sunshine!

Congratulations to the entire team for their efforts raising money for such a great cause, and for participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer!

In this photo: Stephanie Petsis, Melody Lau, John Lombard, Nik Zabaljac, Jamie Coulter, Vince Murton, Donna Whalen, Dale Houser, Mantej Hundal, Manjot Grewal, Chris Fernandes and Megan Callaghan