/R E P E A T -- Invitation to Media - Symbolic Departure Marking the 19th Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: Pierre Bruneau, Paul Doucet and 30 Cyclists Set Out for Rimouski/

MONTREAL, June 26, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau is proud to invite media representatives to Montreal for the departure celebration marking the 19th edition of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau. An official ceremony will mark the departure, as Fondation spokesman and TVA news anchor Pierre Bruneau boards a bus bound for Rimouski together with actor and spokesman for the four-day itinerary Paul Doucet and the 30 cyclists who will travel close to 700 km in four days to raise funds for the development of projects in the area of pediatric oncology.

The event will take place in the presence of:

  • Pierre Bruneau, spokesman for the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
  • Paul Doucet, actor and spokesman for the four-day itinerary
  • Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Retail Markets, Eastern Canada, CIBC
  • Émilie Dagenais, 16, hero of the four-day itinerary
  • Lorianne Leblanc, 13, hero of the four-day itinerary
  • Several children receiving treatment at CHU Sainte-Justine's Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, each of whom will be paired with a cyclist

Interviews
Please note that our two spokespersons and young heroes will be available on site for interviews. To request an interview, please contact events and communications director Marie-Claude Lachance at 514 219-6350 or public relations officer Jade St-Jean. Both will be available to speak to you.

About the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau
The Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau has become one of the largest fundraising events in Quebec. Thanks to its major partners and the commitment of its many participants, the event has generated close to $13 million since 1995. For complete details on the event, please go to charlesbruneau.qc.ca/tour-cibc

About the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Since 1990, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau has had a mission to give all children with cancer the best chances of recovery by financing research and supporting the development of projects in the area of pediatric oncology. For complete details, please go to charlesbruneau.qc.ca

To follow the cyclists during the Tour
The public is invited to follow the cyclists on the Fondation's Facebook, Twitter (#tourCIBCcharlesbruneau) and YouTube platforms. Video capsules, photos and daily updates will be posted for the duration of the event.

To make a donation
Members of the public are also invited to show their support for children with cancer by encouraging our cyclists with a donation. Dial 1 877 256-0404 or visit charlesbruneau.qc.ca/tour-cibc for details.

 

SOURCE Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau

For further information: Marie-Claude Lachance, Director of Events and Communications, Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Tel. 514 256-0404, extension 230, mclachance@charlesbruneau.qc.ca; Jade St-Jean, Public Relations Officer, Morin Relations Publiques, Cell. 514-716-7530, jade@morinrp.com