Let's unite through ski in 2011!

MONTREAL, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Six regions across the province will unite through ski by taking part in the Leucan 12-Hour Ski Challenge. Last year, 1,640 skiers and snowboarders helped raise more than $460,000 for children with cancer and their families! This friendly and participative activity for the whole family will be held on Saturday March 12, 2011 at Station touristique Stoneham (Québec), Mont Cascades (Outaouais), Mont Lac-Vert (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), Mont-Vidéo (Abitibi-Témiscamingue) and Vallée du Parc (Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec), and on Saturday March 19, 2011 at Ski Bromont.

The Leucan 12-Hour Ski Challenge is an annual fundraiser. Skiers and snowboarders register in teams of four, and each team must raise a minimum of $400 in donations. On the day of the event founded in memory of Edgar Sirhan-Gibson, each team member must go downhill once every hour, for 12 consecutive hours (from noon to midnight).

Leucan invites you to ski for children with cancer by registering today at 12hourski.com!

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the provincial sponsors - RDS, Réseau Sport Activité, Rossignol, Voyages Gendron - as well as to the regional sponsors for making this event possible.

Leucan (www.leucan.qc.ca/en): A family history since 1978. In addition to its support for clinical research, the Association provides specific and adapted services to more than 3,200 families of children with cancer: welcome, emotional assistance and support, financial assistance, massage therapy, hosting and support in playrooms, socio-recreational activities, school life services and end-of-life and bereavement follow-up services. Besides its head office in Montreal, Leucan has eight regional offices.


For further information:

Isabelle Giguère
Senior Communications Adviser
514 731-3696 or 1 800 361-9643, ext. 208

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