Cornwall’s Spyder Express Riding Group will support the CHEO Foundation

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A horse riding group that formed a year ago has held its first fundraising event, and it’s only days away.

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The Spyder Express Riding Group of Cornwall hopes to raise $2,500 in their first Ride for Tiny Hearts fundraiser at CHEO this Saturday.

“We decided to do a fundraiser and I thought (an event) for CHEO would be a good idea,” said Bruce Hyderman, organizer of the group, which has about 60 participants.

Hyderman has been a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, and two summers ago he decided he wanted to host a 2020 Honor Ride, to greet frontline workers and first responders, about two months into the pandemic.

The drive-by in front of several care facilities in the city was a success and attracted 70 participants. So Hyderman and other volunteers that year went a step further and also organized a rural ride through communities such as Lancaster and Maxville, and it was a great success – there were 240 bikes as part of the procession.

For this Saturday, with the objective of raising awareness and raising funds for the CHEO Foundation and more specifically the Department of Cardiology at CHEO, it is a smaller-scale event that will officially begin in Prescott.

“I’m hoping for at least 50 riders,” said Hyderman, who expects it will primarily be members of the Spyder Riders group participating, but also open to avid riders.

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Hyderman said Prescott was selected because of its central location and the Cornwall runners would leave around 8:30 a.m.

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The group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Tim Hortons on Edward Street in Prescott, just south of Highway 401. The trip, with an 11 a.m. departure time, will be approximately 85 kilometers, traveling north to through Kemptville and eventually ending in Merrickville.

The CHEO Foundation website said nearly $500 has already been raised, and Hyderman said Canadian Pacific has partnered with CHEO this year, with CP matching donations dollar-for-dollar, so the Event Could Eventually Raise $5,000.

The CHEO Foundation says caring for little hearts requires world-class expertise and equipment. He said that even when healthy, little hearts beat faster than an adult’s and should be treated and handled with the least invasive procedures and the most delicate touch, and that a donation can helping thousands of young patients at CHEO and making a difference in cardiology at CHEO. Department.

“This busy clinic treats extremely vulnerable patients when they need it most,” says the CHEO Foundation. “CHEO treats the same heart problems as an adult hospital as well as those seen only in growing hearts. Whether the patient is six feet tall or six inches in utero, CHEO must have expert staff and state-of-the-art equipment ready to treat any condition that threatens a child’s health. By supporting this fundraiser, you can help solve these mysteries.

Donations can be made online by following the links on the CHEO Foundation website.

Cash donations can also be made on Saturdays. If a rain date is required, it will be announced shortly.

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