A group of CGI members were among the 11,000 climbers who took part in the 2012 Enbridge CN Tower Climb for United Way on October 19.

Dominating the downtown skyline in Toronto, Ontario, the CN Tower is one of the world’s largest free-standing structures and, in 1995, was declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

It takes 1,776 steps to reach the top of the tower, but our CGI members were ready for the challenge. Each made it to the top, and their efforts, combined with the other climbers, raised more than $2 million for United Way Toronto.

One hundred percent of this money will be used to support a wide range of health and social service agencies throughout the Toronto community.

“Despite a long wait outside in the rain while security checked everyone entering the tower, the CGI team remained enthusiastic,” shared CGI climber Tanya Tay. “We’ve participated in this annual event for several years now. It’s always been a great opportunity to give back to the community.”

The climb is part of a broader United Way fundraising campaign that CGI organizes each year. Every year since 2005, CGI has been a recipient of United Way’s Thanks a Million award for contributing $1,000,000 or more to United Way through corporate and member donations.