He hasn’t started “hitting people up” for donations yet, but he soon will be. Eugene Littlejohn is cautious about saying he’ll beat last year’s impressive fundraising total of $1,800, but the possibility of reaching the $2,000 mark is on his mind as LifeCYCLE 2018 approaches.
Registered for the 102 km distance, Eugene is a serious rider, but “not a fast one.” He enjoys long-distance weekend rides from Kingston to the Trenton/Cobourg area and typically clocks in at about 25 km/h. As the Food Service Operations Manager for Volunteer Services at the Hotel Dieu Hospital Site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Eugene says his “day to day goal is to raise money for the hospital” so cycling and fundraising are a familiar fit.
Some at the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) credit Eugene for the early conversations that led to getting this marquee event up and running. “I thought the cycling could be more of a family event and it took off from there,” says Eugene. This year, with the introduction of a 24 km distance the door is wide open to cyclists of all levels including families with children.
For more information about LifeCYCLE, visit UHKF’s information and registration page. To sponsor Eugene, and get him a little closer to his unofficial $2,000 goal, visit his rider profile page.