This year's Ride of the Mustang' at George McDougall High School once again fundraised much-needed funds for the Alberta Children's Hospital. This year a total of $45,635 was raised.

Over the 14 years of doing the event, over $1 million has been fundraised. 

'Ride of the Mustang' is an annual fundraiser where teams of students gather in the gym and ride stationary bikes over three days. In 2011, a student from the high school was diagnosed with cancer which inspired the very first event.

"We had 30 teams this year and everybody had tons of fun," stated Kelsey Ahluwalia, a teacher facilitator of the event.  

The students and their teams started riding on Tuesday and officially wrapped up today around noon (The students did not stay the whole night, they would leave late evening and return early in the morning).

According to Ahluwalia, multiple different events were held during the ride like karaoke and "Just Dance" which everybody loved.

AirdrieThe photo includes some of the students who attended the closing ceremony.

"The funds go towards the oncology unit. Right now, they're currently using it for research of different ways to treat cancers," stated Ahluwalia

Airdrie musician Brandon Lorenzo performed for the students Tuesday night to give the students some entertainment.

"I think our school does amazing things. It takes a little bit of effort from every team, but it makes a huge difference overall."

Ahluwalia finished off by saying this is a great community-wide event as it also shows the students that there are a lot more important things than what they could be dealing with at school.

Last year, the event raised close to $60,000.

Back in 2014, the high school was awarded "The Spirit of Generosity Award for Philanthropic Group". They were also awarded the "Top School Fundraiser" award from the Alberta Children's Hospital in 2022.

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