IBI-DAA-CHBA-MMB team takes home the Pierre Boivin trophy
MONTREAL, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Some 80 teams consisting of
well-known business people, athletes and entertainers took part today
in a friendly competition of skating, running and cross-country skiing,
as part of the seventh annual Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation Winter
Endorsed by Pierre Boivin, Éric Lucas and Jennifer Heil, and hosted by
Julie du Page and Mathieu Roy, the event raised $601,000.
The proceeds will be used to fund new neuroscience laboratories at the
Sainte-Justine UHC research centre. These new state-of-the-art
facilities will enable Sainte-Justine's experienced researchers to
continue their efforts to provide better treatments for children with
brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia and intellectual
disabilities as well as speech, mood and attention disorders.
Since its first edition in 2007, the Sainte-Justine Winter Triathlon has
raised more than $1,839,302 . The Young Leaders Circle, which organizes
the event on a volunteer basis, has donated more than $4,331,684 to the
"We raised a record amount this year. It's really impressive to see how
the business community rallies year after year to show their support
for Sainte-Justine's young patients," said France-Élaine Duranceau,
president of the Young Leaders Circle. "The Triathlon is always a
unique opportunity for young professionals, entrepreneurs and partners
to pool their energies and strive to excel—both athletically and
The Winter Triathlon, presented by Club Med, consists of four categories
(competitive, men's, women's and mixed). The winner in the competitive
category is the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie. Norton Rose Canada took the
honours in the men's category. The women's category was won by team
LOLË. And the Altius team took first prize in the mixed category.
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 $385,000. 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 $385,652. The IBI-DAA-CHBA-MMB team was awarded the Pierre Boivin trophy for raising $47,290.
The eighth Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation Winter Triathlon, organized by
the Young Leaders Circle, will take place on Friday, February 7, 2014.
For more information, visit www.triathlon-sainte-justine.org.
This event is made possible with financial support from Club Med, BFL
Canada, National Bank, KPMG, Keurig, Lolë and 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 (April 5, 2013), the Mont-Royal Gala
(April 5 2013), the Urban Duathlon (May 29, 2013) and Lighting the Way
About the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
Supported by contributions from the community, the Sainte-Justine UHC
Foundation has a mission to enable the Sainte-Justine UHC to continue
its quest for innovation in order to provide even better treatment to
more children and ensure they enjoy a healthy future that is among the
best in the world. www.fondation-sainte-justine.org.
SOURCE: SAINTE-JUSTINE UHC FOUNDATION
For further information:
Anik Le Marquand