"The Wonder Race" - A race to change kids' lives

MONTREAL, June 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On Friday, June 16, the thrilling Wonder Race will take place in the heart of downtown Montreal. Built on the model of "The Amazing Race," the contest pits teams of young professionals from prestigious companies against each other. In ten stages this exciting race will test the physical and intellectual abilities and general knowledge of each teammate. For this third edition 55 teams will compete on a course strewn with all kinds of obstacles, and the profits will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.

Start of the race at Molson Stadium
Go to the Percival Molson Memorial Stadium by 12:30 pm for the kickoff of this race with its many twists and turns. Participants will experience five hours of challenges before crossing the finish line. Kaleb, our little patient ambassador, will give the starting signal. To hear Kaleb speak about his hospital, see his video at https://www.facebook.com/HopitalShrinersMontreal/.

At the start of the race teams receive a clue pointing them to their first destination, where they have to solve a problem as quickly as possible. When that task is done another clue directs the team to its next destination, and so on, until the ten scheduled test events are completed.

A "Wonder Race" to treat brave children
By supporting the race businesses and the public are helping the hospital offer first-line and ultra-specialized orthopedic care to children with a variety of complex conditions, including "brittle bone" disease. Members of the organizing committee, including Olympic medalist Joannie Rochette, are young professionals who share a passion for philanthropy. Three years ago, this new generation of fundraising leaders created the Wonder Race to support the causes in the health sector. In the first two years of its existence the event generated net revenues of over $60,000.

Follow the entire course of The Wonder Race on:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HopitalShrinersMontreal/ 
Twitter: @ShrinersCanada
Instagram: #WonderRaceMtl
To support our teams, please visit www.wonderracemtl.ca and use the hashtag #WonderraceMtl

About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian facility in the network of 22 Shriners hospitals. A bilingual hospital, it offers short-term, ultra-specialized orthopedic care to children in Canada, the United States and the world. Infants, children and young adults with orthopedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, clubfoot, hip dysplasia as well as cerebral palsy benefit from the expertise of our medical teams in treatment and rehabilitation.

Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital has a simulation center and a motion analysis center to stimulate excellence and innovation in care, teaching and research. Medical residents and health professionals benefit from our facility on the Glen site to further their training and experience. Besides providing an environment of patient- and family-centered care, the hospital, through telemedicine, community clinics and satellite clinics, is present in communities across Canada. Recognized as a health promoting institution, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has been helping children reach their full potential for more than 90 years.

Note to the media: Although the different venues of the race's challenges must remain secret, the media will have privileged access to the most interesting challenge events. Patients of the hospital who, despite their disabilities, fully intend to participate, have also formed a team called "The SuperPatients."


SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children

For further information: Source: Laure Moureaux, Communications Officer, 514-282-7222, lmoureaux@shrinenet.org; Information: Emmanuelle Rondeau, Director, Business Development, Communications and Marketing, 514-282-6990, erondeau@shrinenet.org


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