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In May of 2018, Juan Manuel (Manny) Alonso and Luis Nasim, two recently retired 60-year-olds, will embark on an epic life changing journey to support individuals who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. To this effect, they will cycle across Canada to raise vital funds to benefit Prostate Cancer Research under the leadership of Dr. Simon Tanguay, Urologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) an academic health centre at the forefront of innovative prostate cancer care.

Please click here for Manny and Luis' stories.

In 2016, a 1000 km cycling journey around the Gaspé Peninsula, which took two weeks to complete, sparked an idea for an adventure that would take Manny and Luis clear across Canada.  As they shared their dream with their supportive families and friends and started planning their trip, they felt it could also have a deeper meaning or purpose. The idea of raising funds for Prostate Cancer Research seemed like a natural fit.  Manny and Luis both have family members and close friends affected by prostate cancer. According to Canadian Cancer Society statistics, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men and will affect 1 in 7 men in their lifetime. Therefore, combining their cycling challenge with this fundraising initiative, they hope to contribute toward this meaningful and worthy cause, by raising awareness, contributing to prostate cancer research, and providing a better understanding of the disease through education.  

Where will the funds go?
The Cedars Cancer Foundation supports excellence and innovation in clinical care, research, education and supportive care services. It is for this reason that the Foundation was selected to steward the $50,000 Manny and Luis intend to raise for Prostate Cancer Research under the leadership of Dr. Simon Tanguay, Urologist-in-Chief at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). 100% of all funds raised will go directly to Dr. Simon Tanguay’s Prostate Cancer initiative. The fundamental goal of this initiative is to provide the best possible care for prostate cancer patients and their families, ensuring that both cancer treatment and effective cutting-edge approaches are readily accessible. 

When will the adventure start?
Manny and Luis will start their adventure near the end of May 2018.  Accompanied by members of their family for the big send off, they will travel by train with VIA Rail Canada, one of their leading sponsors, from Montreal to Vancouver.  They will then take a ferry to Victoria where they will dip the back tires of their bikes in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. For the following 100 days, Manny and Luis will cycle across Canada to Cape Spear, Newfoundland where they will dip their bikes’ front tires in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean to crown this formidable journey before returning to Montreal.

How can you participate?
Be a part of Manny and Luis’ amazing journey.  Together, we can build a better world for future generations and help make their dream a reality. Donate today and follow them on their life changing bucket list adventure as they pedal through Canada’s majestic landscape. Over 8,000 km in100 DAYS ACROSS CANADA”, 100% for Prostate Cancer, and memories to last a lifetime.

You can donate directly to 100 DAYS ACROSS CANADAand follow Manny and Luis' inspirational fundraising travel blog journey.


Our Progress

of $50,000 goal

Our Donors

Danielle Bélanger-Corbin
wim bless  $100
Esmeralda Freitas  $200
Pablo velasco  $100
Frank Manzone  $250
Christian Godbout  $50
Chris Bersed  $100
Lyne Beauchemin  $500
Teresa Picciano  $20
Pasquale Rullo  $50
Ray Dan pépin  $100
Rachael Weiter  $20
Trina Wicks  $100
Anonymous  $100
Pierre Lefort  $100
Charlie Parish  $50
John Michael Picado  $200
Jennifer Carneiro  $100
Erika Budvilas  $100
Louis Rodriguez  $150
alphie foschini  $200
Hok Ng  $100
Ian Martin  $50
Benjamin Benoit  $50
Francois & Sandra Marion  $100
Tyzun James  $50
Elaine Kato  $100
William Schudlich  $50
Lurdes Macedo  $50
Chris Bersted  $100
Stephen Weiter  $100
Frédérique Royer Fillion  $40
Luc Léger  $100
John Gomory  $100
Brenda Sharpe  $100
Participant Donations Raised
Juan Manuel Alonso & Luis Nasim $ 3,955.00
Donation Total $ 3,955.00
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