MONTREAL, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Lance Armstrong, who announced
yesterday his return to professional cycling and the goal of an unprecedented
eighth Tour de France championship, will be in the Montreal region this Friday
September 12 and Saturday September 13 in support of Cedars Cancer Institute
and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Cancer Care Mission.
Armstrong's return from cancer to become arguably the greatest cycling
champion of all time has made him a hero to cancer patients worldwide.
"It is an honour for me to come to Montreal to benefit the Cedars Cancer
Institute and McGill University Health Centre's Cancer Care Mission" said
Armstrong. "I am looking forward to our ride this weekend and most importantly
to continuing to raise awareness about this dreaded disease."
On Friday, September 12th, a small group of dedicated major donors and
fundraising cyclists will be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to cycle
alongside Lance by participating in Ride with Lance. Participants will begin
their journey in Mont-Tremblant and ride through the spectacular back country
roads of the Laurentians on a 90km route.
The next day, Lance will kick off Cedars Cancer Institute Fuller Landau
'Rain or Shine' Dragon Boat Race & Festival giving opening remarks and
inspiration to the 700 plus participating paddlers and volunteers. The
September 13th event will take place at the Promenade Père-Marquette at the
Lachine Canal (corner 21st & St-Joseph).
For further information:
For further information: Jonathan Goldbloom, (514) 750-0887,
Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org; Rebecca Burns, McGill University Health
Centre, (514) 843-1560, Rebecca.email@example.com; Terry Diab Peterfy,
Terry Diab Communications, (514) 731-4111, firstname.lastname@example.org