The course of Courage is one of six bike tours of the 21 th edition of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau. Eve Landry actress and journalist Julie Marcoux, the spokesmen of the course, presented Wednesday in Sherbrooke route, in addition to talk about their personal experience of the event.
A festive atmosphere reigned at the launch, where cyclists from the region could exchange with the spokesmen and the young Félix Bélanger, child currently in remission.
“I am very happy to be back for a third year. We create links with cyclists and families we meet and the children become our motivation when we train, “said Eve Landry.
Julie Marcoux, for its part, says that it is “privileged to be healthy and that is why we must continue to engage and continue the Charles healing dream.”
“The Tour is like a big family. Everyone is happy to meet again and to remember the good times experienced last year, “said Eric Laroche, Vice President of Groupe Laroche and seasoned cyclist.
The event helps children with cancer. The 2016 edition account for 500 cyclists, including 35 in the path of Courage in Sherbrooke, to ride between 50 and 600 km on one of the six available courses. It is from 5 to 8 July next as participants and partners will have the goal of raising more than $ 3 million.
“We work hard to help all children with cancer in Quebec and we expect even achieve once our target in 2016,” said Sylvain Vinet, regional manager at CIBC Vice Chairman of the Board of the Fondation Charles-Bruneau .