Mr. David’s Flooring International, Ltd. gathered with customers, vendors and friends on Dec. 3 for the presentation of the 2nd Annual Mr. David’s Bike Challenge check to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation -- this year’s beneficiary.
This year’s donations vastly exceeded Mr. David’s goal for this year’s challenge, totaling $38,140.60. Michael Zmijewski, Vice President of Mr. David’s, led the check presentation ceremony saying, “I am so proud to see how much this event has grown over the last year and I am looking forward to seeing what we are capable of doing in the years to come.”
Zmijewski also took the opportunity to talk about Mr. David’s Annual Charity Bike Challenge during the event. The first annual race took place in Fall 2009, with sponsorship and participation from MAPEI Corporation, Carpet Cushions and Supplies, EJ Welch Company and a number of other flooring distributors and contractors in the Chicago area.
Mr. David’s established the biking event as a healthy and enjoyable way to raise funds for local charities. This year’s funds will be going specifically to the Oncology Department through the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation, while last year’s funds went to Central Du Page Health Foundation’s Child Life Program.
“This event started as a friendly challenge between individuals in our marketplace, and it wound up as a concrete way we could have fun while helping out our neighbors in the community,” Zmijewski said.