The BOS team takes home the Pierre Boivin trophy
MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Eighty-one teams consisting of
well-known business people, athletes and entertainers took part today
in a friendly competition of skating, running and cross-country skiing
today, as part of the sixth annual Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation Winter
Triathlon. Endorsed by Pierre Boivin, Éric Lucas and Jennifer Heil, and
hosted by Julie du Page, the event raised $526,637.
The money raised will be used to fund new laboratories for Dr. Guy
Rouleau, an internationally recognized researcher who has made
breakthrough discoveries in identifying many of the genes responsible
for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Following construction of
the new neuroscience labs at the Sainte-JustineUHC research centre, Dr.
Rouleau will be able to conduct his research close to his patients,
with the goal of finding better treatments for such conditions as
autism, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome and intellectual
Since the first edition in 2007, the Sainte-Justine Winter Triathlon has
raised more than $1,826,637. Since it was created, the Young Leaders
Circle, which organizes the event, has donated more than $4,826,000 to
"It's amazing to see to what degree the business community rallies
behind this cause year after year," said France-Élaine Duranceau,
president of the Young Leaders Circle. "The Triathlon is always a
unique opportunity to come together. It's a not-to-be-missed event
where young professionals, entrepreneurs and partners pool their energy
and strive to excel—both athletically and philanthropically!"
The Winter Triathlon, presented by Club Med, comprises four categories:
elite, men, women and mixed. The winners in the elite category are
Barsalou Lawson and Skimco 1. The mixed category was won by Barsalou
Lawson and Skimco 2. The winning men's team is Gaz Métro M, and the
winning women's team is Gaz Métro F.
The Pierre Boivin Challenge
Since it was established in 2009, the Pierre Boivin Challenge has made a
significant contribution to the growth of the Winter Triathlon, raising
more than $676,924. The formula is simple: each team registered for the
Triathlon is encouraged to canvas their colleagues, friends and family
members for donations in order to compete for the Pierre Boivin trophy.
This year, the Pierre Boivin Challenge alone raised $296,924. The BOS
team was awarded the Pierre Boivin trophy for raising $34,801.
The seventh edition of the Winter Triathlon to benefit the
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation, organized by the Young Leaders Circle,
will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information: www.triathlon-sainte-justine.org.
This event is made possible with financial support from Club Med, Groupe
Park Avenue, BFL Canada, National Bank, Krispy Kernels, Lolë, SMS
Équipement, as well as several other sponsors, suppliers and donors.
Young Leaders Circle
The Young Leaders Circle comprises young professionals who put their
energy and networks to work for the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. They
raise funds to ensure that mothers and their children receive the best
possible care. The Circle organizes four annual fundraisers: the Winter
Triathlon, the Mont-Royal Ball (March 30, 2012), the Mont-Royal Gala
(March 30, 2012), the Urban Duathlon (May 30, 2012) and Lighting the
Way (November 2012).
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
The Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation has a mission to ensure the continued
leadership of Sainte-Justine UHC, the only university hospital devoted
exclusively to providing healthcare to children, adolescents and
mothers in Quebec. To do so, the Foundation develops partnerships
between the UHC and its donors in order to build a legacy for the
SOURCE SAINTE-JUSTINE UHC FOUNDATION
For further information:
Young Leaders Circle
514-345-4941 ext. 5221