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Cycling Fundraiser: Gav & Marco's Tour de Cure Gala 2016

Cycling Fundraiser: Gav & Marco's Tour de Cure Gala 2016

Ardent supporters of Tour de Cure, Gavin Hardy and Marco Piat will be hitting the road once again to raise awareness and funds to cure cancer. This is Gav's fifth year and Marco's second as Tour de Cure riders and during this time they have raised almost $108,000, along with local rider Adam Jones, who has participated in previous years.

In addition to the ride, on the 12th of March, the Port Douglas duo Gav and Marco held a gala dinner and auction at the Sugar Wharf. With the use of GalaBid's silent auction software platform and pre-event bidding function, the team were able to open the auction up to the public weeks in advance of the live event. This proved to be particularly effective with Annie Crowson blasting on their facebook page a mere 48 hours after pushing the auction live, "OMG. It's like a bidding frenzy out there. We've only been online with the TDC Gala Dinner Auction for 48hrs and we are already up $2,953.”

A testament to our hard work and superior customer service, Annie, who ran the event kindly took the time to provide us with the following endorsement:

"Thank you so much Galabid for your incredible ease of use site. This is our 4th year we have used Galabid to aid in our fundraising for Tour de Cure and every year it just gets better and better. Your staff have been very supportive throughout this process. Our guests and users of the site are most impressed with the ease of use and I am just happy that the net can be cast far and wide by using your site.”

If you missed the auction, don't despair... you can still support Gav and Marco's fundraising efforts here.

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