CIBC 401 Bike Challenge to benefit pediatric cancer care
On Friday, August 10, 38 brave cyclists will pedal their way to the Montreal Children’s Hospital after completing a three-day, 576-kilometre ride from Toronto to support children with cancer.
Friends, supporters and special guests will be on hand for a welcoming celebration at around 12:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, located at the corner of Lambert-Closse St. and René-Lévesque Blvd.
Now in its eighth year, proceeds from the CIBC 401 Bike Challenge will go to the Piccoli Family Fund in support of Sarah’s Fund of the Cedars Cancer Institute. The money benefits the pediatric Hematology / Oncology division of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre. A donation is also made to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.
The event has raised more than $600,000 for children’s cancer since its inception.
The fundraiser was launched by CIBC Wood Gundy Investment Adviser Gene Piccoli following his wife’s battle with cancer. He chose to partner with Sarah’s Fund after hearing Sarah’s story.
After being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of eight, Sarah began to fundraise to help children at the Montreal Children’s Hospital fighting similar battles with cancer.
For more information or to donate, please visit 401bikechallenge.ca