/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre will join Olympic champions Charles and François Hamelin for the PROCURE Walk of Courage on June 18 on Mount Royal/

The PROCURE Walk of Courage and Tour of Courage will bring together walkers and cyclists as well as the Montreal Impact Academy, the Alouettes and Canadiens Alumni to celebrate Father's Day for a good cause

MONTREAL, June 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of PROCURE, Jean Pagé and Winston McQuade invite all members of the media to the 11th edition of the Walk of Courage and 8th edition of the Tour of Courage on Sunday June 18 on Mount Royal. Our goal is to raise awareness across Quebec about prostate cancer. Mayor Denis Coderre will once again be Honorary President of the Walk, while Olympic champions Charles and François Hamelin will be Honorary Co-Presidents of the Tour. Since 2007, these two signature events have raised more than $3.3 million for PROCURE.

A NEW CONCEPT FOR THE TOUR OF COURAGE

In recognition of the 12 men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Quebec every day, PROCURE challenges Tour of Courage participants to climb Mount Royal 12 times! In partnership with Cyclovia Camillien-Houde and the City of Montréal - Arrondissement Ville-Marie, this 8th edition of the organization's signature cycling event will be held on Voie Camillien-Houde, which will be completely closed to traffic.

3 WAYS TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF AT THE WALK OF COURAGE

This year, walkers have an opportunity to select their own personal challenge, walking either 1km, 3km or 5km on this day devoted to raising awareness about prostate cancer.

All proceeds from the event will go to PROCURE, the only charitable organisation in Quebec exclusively dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer through research, awareness, education, and support programs for patients and their families – including a 24-hour help line. This year, 4,600 Quebecers will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 7 men will be affected during their lifetime.

To register for the Walk of Courage, visit marcheducourage.ca.

To register for the Tour of Courage or to support a team, visit tourducourage.com.

 

WHAT:

PROCURE Walk of Courage and Tour of Courage



WHO:

Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal and Honorary President of the Walk of Courage


Charles and François Hamelin, Olympic champions and Honorary Co-Presidents of the Tour of Courage


Jean Pagé and Winston McQuade, PROCURE spokespersons


Joey Saputo, President of the Montreal Impact as well as players from the Impact Academy


Patrick Boivin, President of the Montreal Alouettes


Gaston Gingras, member of the Canadiens Alumni


Laurent Proulx, Executive Director of PROCURE




The media will have an opportunity to conduct one-on-one interviews with the people mentioned above before the start of the Walk of Courage.



WHEN:

Sunday June 18, 2017


6:30 to 6:45 a.m.: A word from Charles and François Hamelin


6:45 to 9:45 a.m.: Tour of Courage


10 to 10:30 a.m.: Media interviews


10:30: A word from Jean Pagé, Co-Founder of the Walk of Courage


10:35 a.m.: A word from Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre


11 a.m. Blue ribbon cutting and start of the Walk of Courage


12 p.m.: Lunch and tailgate party


2 p.m.: Event ends



WHERE:

Beaver Lake, Mount Royal

 

SOURCE PROCURE

For further information: To confirm your presence or to schedule an interview with Charles and François Hamelin, Jean Pagé or Winston McQuade, contact: Cherelle Parent, Youville Haussmann Park, 514-830-1542, cherelle.parent@youvillecc.com

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