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What is “100 DAYS ACROSS CANADA”?
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 in “100 DAYS ACROSS CANADA”, 100% for Prostate Cancer, and memories to last a lifetime.
You can donate directly to “100 DAYS ACROSS CANADA” and follow Manny and Luis' inspirational fundraising travel blog journey.
This is the map of Manny and Luis’ amazing journey across Canada:
Listen to Manny and Luis interview with Andrew Carter at CJAD AM in May:
To read the article from Journal de Montreal, click here!
To read the article from Le Flambeau de l’est, click here!
To read the article from Clearwater Times, click here!
To read the article from Haliburton , click here!
Listen to Manny and Luis interview with Andrew Carter at CJAD AM in July:
To read the article from The Western Star, click here!
Listen to Manny and Luis interview with Andrew Carter at CJAD AM in August:
To read the article from CBC St. John's, click here!
To listen to the CBC radio interview Cornerbrook, click here!
To watch the NTV interview in St. John's, click here!