Patricia Paquin, Provincial Spokesperson for the 25th Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike

MONTREAL, May 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is proud to be able to count on the participation of Patricia Paquin as spokesperson for Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike for the 15th year in a row. As such, she invites cyclists at all levels to take part on one of the two routes of the 25th Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike, which will take place on the last two weekends of August.

"Every year at MS Bike, I'm impressed to see the solidarity everyone feels and the desire to make the event a huge success. People who are cycling for a friend, a colleague or, like me, a sister… My dearest wish? Not to celebrate the 30th MS Bike because a cure has been found. So let's keep hoping. I hope lots of people will register and make a difference for the 20,000 Quebec families affected by MS. Thank you for participating, thank you for donating, thank you for hoping." (video - in French only)

Organized to support the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the activity involves routes chosen by the team at Vélo Québec ÉVÉNEMENTS. The cycling challenge will be held in the Montérégie region on August 16 and 17, and in the Beauce on August 23 and 24. Participants will be able to explore different regions of Quebec and choose route options ranging from 50 to 150 km a day.

Title sponsor of the event
For over 10 years, Medavie Blue Cross has been involved in the MS Bike Tour. This year, the MS Society is proud to be able to associate the event with this company's name to highlight its support and thank it for its loyalty to the cause of people with MS.

"Medavie Blue Cross has a long-standing relationship with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and we're proud to support MS Bike in Quebec," said André Vincent, Vice-President, Group Business Quebec, Medavie Blue Cross. "We are committed to building healthy communities and believe that, together, we can improve the lives of those living with this disease and move toward ending MS."

To register or for more information, visit msbike.ca or contact Vélo Québec ÉVÉNEMENTS, at 514 521-VELO or 1 800 567-8356.

Image with caption: "Patricia Paquin, Provincial Spokesperson for the 25th Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike (CNW Group/Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140515_C8620_PHOTO_EN_40360.jpg

SOURCE: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

For further information:

Nathalie Kessler, Communications Coordinator, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Quebec Division, 514 849-7591, ext. 2283, 1 800 268-7582 or nathalie.kessler@mssociety.ca.

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