/R E P E A T — Media Advisory – Le Week-end is Here! Hundreds will Ride, Walk, Connect and Fight Cancer August 21 and August 22 to benefit the Jewish General Hospital's Segal Cancer Centre/

MONTREAL, Aug. 20, 2021 /CNW/ – 

WHAT:           

It’s time for Le Week-end! This Saturday and Sunday marks Le Week-end pour combattre le cancer, the only weekend-long event benefitting the Jewish General Hospital’s world-renowned Segal Cancer Centre. Participants from Montreal and across the province will come together, enjoy the outdoors and ride, walk and connect while raising funds and awareness for a cause worth fighting for.  

Visit https://www.jghfoundation.org/leweekend for more information.

WHERE:           

Cyclists will begin their journey from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and ride through the picturesque Montérégie region. Walkers will start at Venise-en-Québec and take in the serene beauty of this region.

WHEN:               

Cyclists will begin their ride on Saturday, August 21 at 8 a.m. They will depart from Arena Marcel-Laroque – 370 Avenue Lareau, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 2R6. Riders can choose distances of 60, 80, 96 and 156 kilometres. The finish will be at  Arena Marcel-Laroque – 370 Avenue Lareau, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 2R6 respectively. The first riders should arrive at approximately noon.

Walkers will head out on Sunday, August 22, 2021 as of 8 a.m. from Parc Jameson – 136 Avenue de Venise E #132, Venise-en-Québec, QC J0J 2K0. They will start at Venise-en-Québec with the option of 6, 11 and 16-kilometre routes.

Walkers are expected to complete the route in 4-5 hours and arrive at Parc Jameson – 136 Avenue de Venise E #132, Venise-en-Québec, QC J0J 2K0.

WHY:                 

Le Week-end is expected to raise $2.5 million dollars in support of the Segal Cancer Centre. Funds raised will make a direct impact on the lives of thousands of cancer patients and  fuel vital cancer research, exceptional care, and ground-breaking innovation, right here in our own backyard.

PHOTO AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS:        

  • Media are invited to ride and or walk
  • Available on site for interviews will be:
    • Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation
    • Cancer survivors
    • Event co-chairs Martin Spalding, himself a cancer survivor, and Sylvie Demers, an executive with the TD Bank who is committed to giving back.  
  • Photo opportunity:  Media are welcome to take pictures and videos at the event. Pictures/footage will also be available to media after the event.
  • Event hashtags / social media: #leweekend

NOTE TO EDITORS:

  • To arrange same day interviews and for specific locations for departures, arrivals and en route visuals, please contact:

For more information:

Stephanie Engel
energi PR
[email protected] 
416-846-6509

Simon Falardeau
energi PR
[email protected] 
514-755-5831                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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SOURCE Jewish General Hospital Foundation

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