Bronfmans, Saputos and de Gaspé Beaubiens become honorary co-chairs for expanded Ride to Conquer Cancer
Impact of epic cycling event will now be felt in Quebec City, Gatineau and Trois-Rivières, as well as Montreal
(Montreal, April 1, 2009) - The Ride to Conquer Cancer is pleased to announce that Stephen and Claudine Bronfman, François and Isabelle de Gaspé Beaubien, as well as Joey and Carmie Saputo have agreed to become honorary co-chairs of this inaugural event. We are thrilled to have these prominent Quebecers on board for the Ride!
The good news does not stop there. The Ride to Conquer Cancer will now also benefit the Foundation of the Trois-Rivières Regional Hospital Centre, the Foundation of the Gatineau Health and Social Services Centre and the Foundation of the Quebec University Hospital Centre, as well as the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
Stephen and Claudine Bronfman emphasized how proud they are to be taking part in this bold, new challenge. “By traveling from Montreal to Quebec City and passing through Trois-Rivières, we will be raising awareness in some of the province’s most populous cities, all of which will benefit from this event. By getting these communities involved, our impact will be so much greater!”
François and Isabelle de Gaspé Beaubien echoed these sentiments and stressed the need for people to take up the challenge and register. “Cancer continues to claim too many lives in Quebec. For this reason, we felt we had to get involved. The Ride is a chance for all Quebecers to join together and make an impact that will be felt across the province. There is, indeed, strength in numbers.”
When asked why he had decided to get involved, Joey Saputo of The Montreal Impact responded, "It really doesn't matter where you live or where you are originally from - the fact remains that cancer affects each of our lives. There is no doubt that the Ride represents a bold challenge but it is achievable and the objective is laudable. I believe that if each of us in Quebec does our part, we can conquer cancer."
The Ride to Conquer Cancer is a two-day cycling journey from Montreal to Quebec City, passing through Trois-Rivières. Funds raised by this event benefit hospitals across the province and move us closer to conquering cancer.
Don’t miss your chance to take on this epic challenge. Register today and visit www.conquercancer.ca or call 866.996.VELO (8356). All you need is a bike, a helmet and a little motivation!
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