Gran Fondo leaders are out in front

The fundraising goal continues to climb for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Gran Fondo but there’s still a long way to go to reach the goal of $100,000.

Monies raised go toward much-needed equipment for the hospital as the government does not provide funds for equipment.  To date, there are 16 teams registered and 36 individuals who have currently raised $20,879.70.

The three teams that are now leading are: Southampton Foodland at $4,640 of their $5,000 goal; Saugeen Shores Police at $3,503 of their goal of $5,000; Le Tour de Friends at $2,449 of their goal of $8,000.

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There are many prizes to be won by participants including a recent addition.

“We have added a NEW DRAW to the Gran Fondo Lake Huron Change A Life Challenge, presented by Bruce Power,” says Foundation Executive Director, Tracy Murray. “To enter, all you have to do is sign up today and raise $250 by July 14th!”

Anyone already registered who has a minimum of $250 in fundraising by July 14th will also now be entered in the draw for the new prize – a $300 Home Hardware gift card and an Echo Dot.