Raising funds for local hospital
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To raise funds for his local hospital and help provide essential supplies for health-care workers during COVID-19, a Trent University student organized a virtual #CrushCOVID marathon cycling fundraiser.

Trent Samuel, a business and economics student, was determined to complete a 24-hour continuous indoor ride alongside his teammates and interested international cyclists with the goal of fundraising for the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation in their ongoing effort to purchase necessary supplies.

Not only did Samuel break the Guinness World Record for Indoor Cycling, but the community-driven event surpassed its initial fundraising goal by garnering $210,000 in donations for the local hospital.

To learn more, visit Trent University.

“I'm pretty speechless in what has happened over the past two weeks with the fundraising campaign. I just hope that our fundraiser will help ease the stress a bit off our healthcare workers.”
Travis Samuel
Student
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