MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, Dec. 9, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The organizers of Tremblant's 24h are very proud to announce that the 18th edition of its charity fundraiser has reached new heights. Not only did a record number of people sign up to participate – in all, 3,524 who came to ski, walk or run for 24 hours – but also, for the 18th consecutive year, the event shattered its previous records with a donation total of $4,067,291 for children's causes.
36,100 kilometres walked and run, including 7,720 turns around the course!
More than 350 caring volunteers
86,400 seconds of exertion and sportsmanship
10 dedicated ambassadors
9 sponsored children
3 beneficiary foundations
2 nights of fun and fiery festivities
Hundreds of fundraising events held by teams throughout the year
Thousands of litres of coffee, words of encouragement, smiles and lives changed
The 19th edition confirmed for December 6 to 9, 2019
An edition to remember! More than just a sporting challenge, Tremblant's 24h delivers an extraordinary experience to participants and visitors with an array of activities that aroused generosity, tears, laughter and the determination to excel.
Musical highlights included the concert staged by the event's new ambassador, Marie-Mai, who lit up the Rogers Stage at the base of the slopes on Saturday night with a show that had the entire mountain thumping to the bass notes of the singer's biggest hits. Mélissa Lavergne followed, accompanied once again by her "24h house band" – a great lineup of guest artists – and Igloofest closed out the night with a wild set that had everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
United for the children Along with the thousands of participants, visitors and donors, the event saw many personalities, corporations and organizations come together to support children's causes.
Once again this year, Tremblant's 24h was pleased to count on a team of outstanding ambassadors who helped promote the event clear across the province. Marie-Mai, Benoît Gagnon, Philippe Fehmiu, Erik Guay, Alexandre Bilodeau, Alexandre Despatie, Lianne Laing, Dominic Arpin, Phil Roy and Frédéric Plante spent weeks before the event publicly promoting the importance of giving generously and supporting the participants and the beneficiary foundations.
The record amount raised, and the event itself, would obviously not have been possible without the dedication of so many partners and major donors, whose generous involvement showed how much they care about children's causes.
"I'm enthralled by the commitment shown by so many participants in Tremblant's 24h and the support for children's causes. The effort they put in for months prior to the event brings results year after year, and I'm proud to share this magical moment with all of the participants."
– Simon St-Arnaud, Executive Producer, Tremblant's 24h
"I am always immensely moved when I see the impact donations have on the three foundations that benefit from this event. Many lives have been, and will continue to be, changed this year. To everyone who contributed, directly and indirectly, to the success of the 18th edition of Tremblant's 24h, I have just two words: thank you! Thank you for believing, thank you for participating, thank you for giving. Your gestures make a real difference."
About Tremblant's 24h The 24h counts on the generosity of over 38,000 donors each year and attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 to the venue, including more than 3,500 participants, visitors, sponsors, celebrities, musicians and journalists. Tremblant's 24h is a sporting challenge in which teams of 6 to 12 members relay each other for 24 hours in one of three outdoor challenges: skiing, walking and running. Registered teams hold donation drives and all profits go to three major foundations dedicated to children's causes. The weekend-long event also features major concerts and an array of activities, making the experience an unforgettable one for all.
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SOURCE 24h Tremblant
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