Guy Carbonneau joins The 2011 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

Event benefits Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital, Fondation du CHUQ, Fondation du CSSS de Gatineau, and Fondation du CHRTR

Guy Carbonneau(Montreal, April 12th) The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer is pleased to announce that Guy Carbonneau has registered for the 2011 event on July 9-10.

The former Montreal Canadiens star, currently President and Head Coach of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, will join thousands of Quebecers on their journey, cycling over 200 km. between Montreal and Quebec.

Funds raised will benefit hospitals across Quebec, including the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, the Fondation du CSSS Gatineau, the Fondation du CHUQ and the Fondation du CHRTR.

Funds raised will benefit hospitals across Quebec, including the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, the Fondation du CSSS Gatineau, the Fondation du CHUQ and the Fondation du CHRTR.

"Too many people are affected by cancer and the need for action is critical" says Carbonneau. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing event and, therefore, hope that others will be inspired to ride with me this summer and help conquer cancer. I urge them to go to www.conquercancer.ca and register now!”

Myer Bick, President and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation, adds, “We are grateful to Guy for signing on to ride in this important event. His participation reinforces the fact that cancer affects everyone and that the Ride is a great way to take action against this insidious disease.

A staggering two in five Canadians will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a great way to get involved in the fight, is an event for cyclists of all abilities. All you need is a bike and a helmet! Register by visiting www.conquercancer.ca or calling 1-866-996-8356.

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About the Segal Cancer Centre:

The Segal Cancer Centre is a Quebec leader in implementing a focused and comprehensive approach to fighting cancer through medical treatment, patient care, family support and scientific research. A wide array of interrelated services are grouped in close proximity to one another, including screening and prevention, nutrition and rehabilitation, psychosocial support, symptom management, and public information. This integrated approach is considered by leading international medical experts to be one of the most effective and promising strategies in battling cancer.

About the Jewish General Hospital:

Now in its 77th year of providing Care for All, the Jewish General Hospital has been a mainstay of superior medical treatment for many generations of patients from all backgrounds in Montreal, throughout Quebec and beyond. Drawing on its expertise and experience as one of the province's largest and busiest acute-care hospitals, the JGH is committed to improving the level of care for all Quebecers through close collaboration with the government and its healthcare network. In this anniversary year, the Jewish General Hospital has also redoubled its commitment to ensuring that patients receive care of the highest quality in a clean, safe environment. The JGH has been able to deliver these pioneering and innovative services by strengthening its role as a McGill University teaching hospital, expanding and upgrading its facilities, and pursuing cutting-edge studies at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. For more information, please visit jgh.ca.

 

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