BILD Cycling Event Dedicated to the Late Stephen Dupuis & Raises $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto
GREATER TORONTO – Over 120 members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) participated in a collective cycling event on Sunday, September 25 in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto, raising over $25,000 as a result. What made this event, called the Ride for Humanity, so special was the fact that it was dedicated to the late BILD President and CEO Stephen Dupuis, who passed away suddenly on September 23.
“Stephen was an indoor cyclist, which was something he brought up quite frequently, so this was particularly exciting for him,” said BILD Chair Paul Golini Jr., who led the way on his bike for the full 50 kilometres. “He was so proud of creating such a unique event for our industry, we felt like we had to make sure it would go on as planned. This Ride for Humanity was a tribute to Stephen and everything he has done for both the industry and the community, which is why it will continue as an annual tradition in his honour for years to come.”
Proceeds will go towards Habitat for Humanity Toronto – BILD’s community partner and a charity Dupuis has supported for nearly eight years – and its goal to build affordable housing for low-income families.
BILD would like to thank all the event sponsors, volunteers and participants for all the support and congratulate everyone involved on a highly successful event.