GATINEAU, QC, July 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau and Luce Dufault, performer, cordially invite media representatives to the grand departure held as part of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau's Trek for Solidarity. The departure will take place at Place de la Cité in Gatineau on July 9 at 7:30 a.m. 32 experienced cyclists will join Luce Dufault to pedal the 300 km linking Gatineau to Boucherville with the objective of raising funds in support of children with cancer.
RIBBON-CUTTING AND GRAND DEPARTURE HELD AS PART OF THE TREK FOR SOLIDARITY
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015 AT 7:30 A.M.
Place de la Cité
Boul. de la Cité, corner of Boul. de la Gappe, Gatineau
Interviews and official photos on site
The departure will take place in the presence of:
- Luce Dufault, performer and spokesperson for the Trek for Solidarity held as part of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau
- Geneviève Gagné, Rythme Fm radio host and invited journalist on the Solidarity Trek
- Jade Lambady, 5 years old, hero children of the Solidarity Trek
- Daniel Champagne, Deputy Mayor of the city of Gatineau
- Sébastien Boudreault, Polo Vélo, official presenter of the Trek
- Several children with cancer from the region
Pairing Based on Caring
Children with cancer will serve as the heroes of this event. Their involvement will make it possible to share stories of courage that attest to the importance of investing in research in the area of pediatric oncology. Five-year-old Jade, in remission following treatment for lymphoblastic leukemia, will serve as the heroine for the Trek for Solidarity departing from Gatineau.
Please note that our two spokespersons, the cyclists and our young heroes will be available for interviews. To request an interview, please contact Mélodie Ménard, senior coordinator, at 514 561-1966 or Marie-Claude Lachance, director of events and communications, at 514 219-6350.
About the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau
The Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau has been among the largest fundraising events in Québec for the last 20 years. Thanks to its partners and cyclists, the event has generated close to $15 million since 1995. For further information, please visit charlesbruneau.qc.ca/tour-cibc.
About the Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
Over the last 25 years, the Fondation has invested $50 million in research and in the construction and development of and the acquisition of equipment for the Centre as well as three pediatric oncology units.
The Fondation is proud to have established these specialized facilities, which are better adapted to the needs of families, and it now intends to make the most of its investments in the development of the research.
Two objectives will serve to guide researchers: curing the 20% of children whose cancer is resistant to treatment, and improving the quality of life of children in remission so that they can achieve a true cure, free of side-effects and complications. To find out more, please visit charlesbruneau.qc.ca.
To make a donation
The public can show support for children with cancer by encouraging the cyclists with a donation. In order to make a donation, dial 1 877 256-0404 or visit charlesbruneau.qc.ca/tour-cibc. During the month of July, donations can also be made via text message by texting TOUR at 20222.
SOURCE Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau
For further information: Information: Marie-Claude Lachance, Director of events and communications, Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau, Tél. 514 256-0404, poste 230, Cell. 514 219-6350, [email protected]; Interview requests: Mélodie Ménard, Senior coordinator, Morin Relations Publiques, Cell. 514-561-1966, [email protected]