According to four year-old Morrie Mignault, the youngest rider in the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) LifeCYCLE 2018 event, the hospital is where people go “to get better.”
“I knew he wouldn’t be able to go very far,” says Morrie’s mother Amy, “but it was a nice way to get him thinking about giving back and participating in a community event.” Morrie is a 2014 alumnus of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site labour and delivery.
The ferry ride to Wolfe Island with all the other cyclists helped the “competitive” pre-schooler get his game face on. He arrived at the starting line with a spirit of determination, and his Strider bike—a pedal-free balance bike built for young riders—ready to race. Offering smiles and thumbs-up to his fellow riders all the way, Morrie successfully completed a full 2 km of the ride.
While you’re never too young to start a career in professional fundraising, Morrie’s ambitions are much bigger and broader than that. He wants to be “a fireman and a police officer and an ice cream man and a cook” when he grows up.
All of the staff at UHKF are grateful for the little boy with the big heart, and the many other riders and their sponsors, who raised more than $21,000 in support of the next phase of redevelopment at KHSC and Providence Care.
We couldn’t have done it without you! Hope to see you again next year!