CNW Group exceeds $10,000 fundraising goal for Heart and Stroke Foundation

TORONTO, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - CNW Group team members rallied to raise more than $10,000 in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation with a series of fundraising initiatives culminating in today's Big Bike event in Toronto.

"I'm proud of the CNW Group team every day but today I'm over the moon," said Nicole Guillot, President and CEO of CNW Group. "We exceeded our goal and had a lot of fun doing it."

A group of 21 CNW riders participated in today's Big Bike ride, which indeed, featured a very big bike.

Last year, over 65,000 Big Bike riders, in over 200 communities, helped the Heart and Stroke Foundation raise over $8.4 million for research. To make a donation or to learn more about the Heart and Stroke Foundation's fundraising initiatives, please visit www.bigbike.ca

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Image with caption: "Team CNW Group gathers for today's Big Bike ride. (CNW Group/CNW Group Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C6160_PHOTO_EN_39864.jpg

Image with caption: "And they're off! Team CNW Group rides the Big Bike in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation (CNW Group/CNW Group Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140501_C6160_PHOTO_EN_39865.jpg

SOURCE: CNW Group Ltd.

For further information:

Laurie Smith 
Senior Director Strategic Communications and Audience Relations
Tel: 416-863-5399 
laurie.smith@newswire.ca


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