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November 27, 2014: Unicorn Riders With a Cause; Local teens ride inside to fight cancer.

November 27, 2014: Unicorn Riders With a Cause;
Local teens ride inside to fight cancer.

By Anne Duggan.

Amid boisterous cheers of encouragement and the latest hot tunes, a total of $13,175 was raised for children’s cancer charities at Nepean High School on November 11.

“This is a great cause, as well, on this day,” explains event organizer Claire Dans, a Grade 12 student. “We are just so happy with our total raised.” Last year, which was the first time the school held the event, $5,500 was raised.

After honouring Remembrance Day with a minute of silence, the first member of each of the 126 teams hoped on their stationary bikes for their turn of 10 minutes of hard pumping. Each team was comprised mainly of Nepean students, but also had team members from the school’s teaching and administration staff and guests from the community, and had their own theme and their own reason to participate.

“One of our members lost a close friend to cancer this fall. It was Molly’s second battle with cancer,” explains Clara Geddes, a Grade 11 Nepean High School student who was part of the Unicorn for Molly team. The team raised $1,042 while sporting white T-shirts adorned with hand-drawn unicorns, a favourite of Molly’s.

Coast to Coast Against Cancer, the foundation which helped to host Nepean’s Inside Ride event, donates 100 percent of the funds raised to local and national charities in support of children and families with cancer..

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Photo Caption: Team ‘Unicorn for Molly’ spokeswoman Clara Geddes, right, consults with fellow team members during the Ride Inside event at Nepean High School, Nov 11. Photo by Tim Thibeault.

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Many Teams Competed.

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For A Lively Time.

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