Join us in picturesque Montebello, Quebec for the 2nd Annual Cedars Ride for Hope and Gratitude benefiting the Cedars-Laneuville Cell Therapy Initiative.
Joining us this year will be legendary Tour de France commentator and British Cycling Hall of Fame member Phil Liggett, who be one of our keynote speakers and participant over the weekend schedule of events!
An incredible weekend awaits at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Montebello, our host resort, where riders will embark on a short 70-80km or more challenging 140km cyclo-tour encompassing majestic rolling hills in Quebec, scenic river by-ways in the Ottawa river valley and two ferry crossings in this fully supported event in support of cell and immunotherapy research at the Cedars Cancer Foundation.
The weekend will commence Friday with check-in, rider registration and welcome cocktail in the evening. Riders, family and friends will be able to take advantage of the numerous resort activities offered throughout the weekend schedule of events, including pool, spa, and walking trails upon arrival.
Saturday, riders will embark in the morning for a day of incredible camaraderie, scenery and fall colours, culminating in the evening with an amazing Fairmont event dinner including guests, presentations and a few surprises...
Sunday participants and their guests will enjoy the signature Chateau Montebello buffet breakfast followed by this year’s version of “King or Queen of the Chateau”. Details to follow.
WHY DO WE RIDE?
The Ride for Hope and Gratitude is a proud supporter of the Cedars-Laneuville Cell Therapy Research through the Ensign Ewart Research Fund. The mission of this ride is to raise funds for the creation of a new Cell Therapy Unit under the direction of Dr.Pierre Laneuville of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal QC., administered through the Cedars Cancer Foundation. By establishing this unit, doctors, researchers and patients will benefit from this promising and burgeoning area of research in the fight against cancer. Last year, our inaugural ride raised close to $60K!
Cell Therapy / Immunotherapy has shown incredible advances in the treatment of blood cancers and other applications and is being utilized as an alternative to certain forms of chemotherapy. The money we raise goes directly to the advancement of cell therapy research under this initiative.
Become a part of this incredible weekend! Registration is limited and will close once our room block at the resort is at capacity. To sign-up, follow the easy steps below. Riders are asked to pay a registration fee by August 01, 2018 which covers most of the weekend activities excluding alcohol and raise a minimum of $1250CDN which goes directly to fund the research of Dr. Laneuville. Family and friends are welcome to enjoy the weekend for an additional fee based on room occupancy.