He’s that good!
Tour de Cure raises money to fund cancer research, support and prevention programs across a range of cancers. Since its inception in 2007, Tour de Cure has raised more than $40 million and funded 322 projects, which have contributed to 24 cancer research breakthroughs.
Tour de Cure Gala Events Director Cassandra Prothero, who was responsible for organising the 2018 Tour de Cure Spring Lunch charity event in September, says Riley played a key role in raising more money than the charity’s goal.
“Our aim was to raise $500,000 and, with Edward’s support, we raised $820,000 – with more than half the total made up from the live auctions he called and pledges he secured,” Prothero says.
“We had a big room at the Hyatt Regency, with over 680 people in attendance and a large number of prizes. Edward made it look easy, clearly pointing out to our volunteers who was bidding or interested in pledging, which contributed to the financial success of the evening.
“With just a 30-minute briefing he walked into the room like he knew everything. We plan to use him for our 2019 gala event – he was that good.”