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A big bike for a big cause

The Mutual Marauders team poses in front of the Red River Mutual head office in Altona.

The Mutual Marauders team poses in front of the Red River Mutual head office in Altona.

ALTONA - 

Insurance company staff rode the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke through the streets of Altona to raise funds and awareness for a great cause.
This year, the ‘Mutual Marauders’ consisted of 28 riders which included Red River Mutual staff along with representatives from BSI Insurance and Prairie Insurance Brokers who raised $4,000 in donations. Since 2009, Red River Mutual staff and supporting brokers have raised over $26,500 riding the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. “With company involvement we are able to provide more funding in the fight for a cure. And in the interim help prevent disease through education, promote recovery and save lives by providing faster response and treatment times,” said Red River Mutual staff organizer Joyce Hildebrandt. “The money raised in Manitoba, stays in Manitoba so in a sense we are helping ourselves.”
Red River Mutual emulates the “Modern Mutual” by investing a portion of company profits back into the community through loss prevention and through the support of worthy community projects.
Local businesses, IGA, Sun Valley Co-op and the Ice Cream Hut contributed food for an appreciation barbecue.