The Inside Ride is produced by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and is Canada’s first indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event dedicated to raising money in support of children with cancer and their families.
Nokia Powering the Inside Ride is a partnership between Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and Nokia committed to making a difference in the lives of kids and families living with childhood cancer in the Ottawa region.
Last year we set our sites on raising $1 million in 5 years. In 2016, Five local events, Nokia’s own supersized campus event and 4 local schools; Mother Teresa High School, St Matthew High School, Bell High School and Cedarview Middle School came together successfully raised $168,000.00 for the first year.
100% of those funds were donated to Candlelighters Ottawa, a grassroots charity that provides support programs and services to young cancer patients and their families in the Ottawa area. Some of the programs offered by Candlelighters include; The CyberKids program, Hospital Support, Parking Program, Financial Support and a Bereavement Support Group.
2017 marks the 10th year of the partnership. Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation and Nokia have renewed their commitment by striking an agreement that will see all Ottawa region Academic Inside Ride events fund Candlelighters. Nokia and Coast to Coast encourage other Ottawa area businesses and community groups to join them by hosting their own Corporate event in support of this amazing local organization.