Media invitation - The Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau from July 7 to 10, 2008 - Ready to start - 600 km to raise funds for children suffering from cancer



    MONTREAL, July 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Centre de cancérologie
Charles-Bruneau invites media representatives to the start of the Tour CIBC
Charles-Bruneau, which will take place at the Centre de cancérologie
Charles-Bruneau of the CHU Sainte-Justine.
    On the theme Solidarity, Courage, Hope, this 600 km bicycle trek seeks to
raise funds in order to give children suffering from cancer the best chance of
recovery. This year, twenty-five business men and women will mount their bikes
to support the daily fight children suffering from cancer have to wage. Each
cyclist is paired with a child battling cancer, and will wear the child's
photo over his or her heart to support and encourage the child. The cities of
Montréal, Drummondville, Sherbrooke and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu will play host
to the cyclists.
    The start of the Tour will be attended by:

    
    - Delson Lafrenière (16 years old), spokesman for the Tour CIBC Charles-
      Bruneau, currently in remission from cancer
    - Pierre Bruneau, spokesman for the Fondation Centre de cancérologie
      Charles-Bruneau
    - Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Retail Distribution, Eastern
      Canada, CIBC
    - Khiem Dao, Executive Director of the CHU Ste-Justine

             THE TOUR STARTS ON:
             Monday, July 7, 2008, at 7 a.m.
             Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau of the CHU Sainte-Justine
             3175 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road, Montréal

    (xxx) Photo Op: The cyclists will all wear the yellow jersey of victory as
a sign of courage and hope. Many children and their families will also be on
hand for the start.

    About the Fondation

    Established in 1990, the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
is a non-profit agency. Its mission is to give children with cancer the best
chances of recovery by supporting research and financing the creation and
continued development of the Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau of the CHU
Sainte-Justine. The Fondation believes that children have a right to receive
the best care available so they can all say one day: "When I grow up, I will
be cured!" For complete information, visit the website at
www.charlesbruneau.qc.ca.
    




For further information:

For further information: Véronique Arsenault, Morin Public Relations,
(514) 289-8688, extension 227, Cell.: (514) 923-9371, veronique@morinrp.com

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