Steve Collins, a professor in NC’s Pre-Health Sciences program, will cycle around Lake Ontario this summer to raise money for the Niagara Regional Heart Investigation Unit.
The seven-day, 940 km trek — dubbed the Tour du Lac — takes place July 7-13, and will see participants ride an average of 135 kms per day.
“I recently turned 60, which prompted me to reflect on my life goals,” said Collins. “One of the goals I’ve had for a few years is to do a longer bicycle ride. This year I’ve decided to do it.”
Funds raised will benefit the Niagara Regional Heart Investigation Unit, cardiac catheterization, including procedures to diagnose and assess the severity of cardiac disease and evaluate the suitability of a person for angioplasty, surgery, and other therapy or interventions. Previously, this was done at the Hamilton General Hospital, where one-third of the patients were Niagara residents. The Niagara Heart Investigation Unit and Hamilton Health Sciences have committed to a vision of one regional and integrated program delivered at two sites and are well on their way to developing a comprehensive regional cardiology program in Niagara to respond to the growing and complex needs of Niagara patients.
To support Steve, visit his pledge page.