In addition to communicating fundraising numbers, the Foundation staff kept up the same communication with participants that they would normally have during a traditional year.
They communicated via email, sending registration reminders, fundraising tips and event details. Their event website included lot of information about the event, including previous race routes and a new 5 km loop in Downtown Guelph's Old University area. Participants were encouraged to complete 1, 2 or more loops. The longest route- 160 km- included marked rest areas for taking photos , water stops and- of course- a quick rest.
Routes were mapped with Ride With GPS and could be sent to mobile devices, shared, and printed. The route maps even included an elevation graph so participants would know which parts of the route were most challenging.
They also included quick tips for fundraising success on their website. Highlights include:
- Ask everyone you know.
- Ask up to three times.
- Personalize your online giving page.
- Set the bar by making a self-pledge.
- Start early!
Just a few of the Tour de Guelph participants
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital was founded in 1987 to help meet the patient care needs at Guelph General Hospital.
Patient care equipment is not covered by government funding within the province of Ontario. Equipment as essential as IV pumps, surgical scopes and diagnostic scanners are available at Guelph General Hospital only because of generous financial gifts from within the community.
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