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Cedars Lift n' Move 2019

Activity Date:
28 September 2019

Time of the event:
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Description of the activity:


Cedars Lift n' Move 2019

Cedars Cancer Foundation, CrossFIt Westmount and Partners invite you to our first Annual Lift n' Move event on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
  • Time:  Fitness events & activities will occur between 8:30am and 5pm (Schedule of Events below)
  • Location: CrossFit Westmount (5024 Sherbrooke Street West)
  • Fitness event options include a 21km Team row, a 42km Team Airbike and two strength & conditioning workouts
  • All fitness levels welcome - this is a beginner friendly event! (minimum age to participate is 16 years old)
  • The goal of the event is to raise $5,000.00 for Pediatric-Oncology Research and for Palliative care.  Event proceeds will be split into the Cedars Liam Armstrong Fund and the Cedars Palliative Care Fund.

Why the Cedars Lift n' Move?

The event supports Pediatric-Oncology Research and Palliative care in honour of Liam Armstrong and Melissa Martella (their stories can be found below).
The words "Lift n' Move" from the name is a motto that is embedded into the heart and soul of the event.
"Lift" honors Liam and "Move" honors Melissa.
Together we will lift and move for Liam, Melissa and anyone impacted by Cancer.

Liam & Melissa's Story  

Liam Armstrong was only 2 years old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and underwent four years of treatment on Sarah's Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. He underwent countless rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.  With his warm smile and bright spirit, Liam had an impact on everyone he met, and will be remembered and missed forever.  His memory lives on in the hearts and minds of those he touched.  In order to give back to the amazing doctors and nurses who took the utmost care in treating Liam, and to help all children fighting cancer, his family has created a fund to honour his memory: The Liam Armstrong Fund for Pediatric-Oncology.  Their goal is to support children and their families who face pain and uncertainty every day because of cancer, and to try to make their lives a little bit easier.
Melissa was a few days away from her 30th birthday when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of lung cancer.  It was also a year after she had given birth to her son Orlando.  After months of treatment and a poor prognosis of overcoming the disease, she bravely decided to stop conventional treatment and enjoy the little time she had left with her loved ones.  Melissa and her family received wonderful support from the palliative care department and after a two year battle with cancer, she passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 32.  


How you can Help

  • Donate to participate in one of our workouts:
    • Team Half Marathon Row Event (Teams of 4 - $120 per team)
    • Team Marathon Airbike Event (Teams of 4 - $120 per team)
    • Liam's Workout (Teams of 2 - $50 per team)
    • Melissa's Workout (Teams of 2 - $50 per team)
  • Make a Donation for the cause
    • Choose to donate to Pediatric-Oncology or Palliative care Research
  • Sponsor our event
    • Choose to support by providing food or prizes for our event
  • Sweat for a good cause during the month of September  
    • All single session drop in fees for the month of September at CrossFit Westmount will be donated to the Cedars Cancer Foundation. Bring a friend, bring a family member or bring a coworker and workout for a great cause. All fitness levels welcome. Contact to reserve your place in class.    


Event Schedule:

8:30 AM - Doors open and final registration begins
9:30 AM - Team Row & Team AirBike Heat 1 begins
10:00 AM - Liam's Workout Heat 1 begins  
10:30 AM - Liam's Workout Heat 2 begins 
11:00 AM - Liam's Workout Heat 3 begins  
12:00 PM - Team Row & Team AirBike Heat 2 begins
12:30 PM - Melissa's Workout Heat 1 begins
1:00 PM - Melissa's Workout Heat 2 begins     
1:30 PM - Melissa's Workout Heat 3 begins     
2:30 PM - Team Row & Team AirBike Heat 3 begins 
5:00 PM - Closing ceremonies & Event Wrap Up


If you have any further questions, reach out to


Event location:
CrossFit Westmount
5024 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, H4A 1S7

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