Members of the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB), along with their friends and families, took to the streets on Friday, June 15 in Ancaster and on Tuesday, June 19 in Hamilton to participate in two Heart and Stroke “Big Bike Rides”. The RAHB team, a blend of REALTORS® from 15 real estate offices throughout RAHB’s market area, rode a 30-seat tandem bicycle to help raise awareness and funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The two RAHB teams showed their heart and generosity by raising a combined total of $5,605 for the cause.

RAHB’s participation in the event was organized by the Association’s Membership Area Representation Committee (MARC). “This was a fabulous opportunity for RAHB members to show their support for a great cause,” noted 2012 MARC Chair Tom Peddle.

This was the fifth “Celebrate Your Community” event in which RAHB members are encouraged to visit a community in the Association’s market area and participate in a community event. Previous events have taken place in Dunnville, Cayuga, Grimsby and Hamilton. Each event has also raised funds for local charities and, to date, over $20,000 has been presented to charities in RAHB’s communities.