Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

UPDATE DAY

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau returned to action in 2022 and exceeded all of its objectives. More than ever, such an event is essential for research and the fight against cancer in children. 

Friday, it is with the feeling of accomplishment that the cyclists have completed their six-day, 1,000-kilometre ride between Matane and Boucherville. Several other cycling enthusiasts joined the thirty or so motivated athletes who rode the entire route.

All these beautiful people stopped in the afternoon, at the Town Hall Park, where the amount raised during the week was unveiled. The $4 million goal was exceeded by $100,000, which made everyone involved, including former TVA anchor Pierre Bruneau, very proud.

“Goals are always made to be exceeded. We knew it was going to be a year of reorganization because, when you don't do it for two years, the machine gets a little rusty. I realized that it had been well maintained during the pandemic”, he rejoiced on the phone, he who was on his 25th participation in the Tour in as many editions.

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for the search

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Pierre Bruneau
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an event essential element for research

  • Photo QMI Agency/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Jean Martel, Mayor of Boucherville
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an event essential element for research

  • Photo QMI Agency/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • The arrival of the cyclists at 4 p.m.
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Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • The crowd waiting for the cyclists
    Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie
  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an event essential element for research

  • Photo QMI Agency/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Ginette Bruneau who is address the crowd
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an event ; essential element for research

  • Pierre-Bruneau, Ginette Bruneau and the Director of the Foundation, Rebecca Dumont
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

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Tower CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal from Montreal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Paul Doucet, actor and spokesperson for the Charles-Bruneau Foundation
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tower CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal from Montreal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal from Montreal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Dr Bruno Michon from Quebec City
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Dr Mitchell from CHU Ste-Justine, Dr Brossard from CHU Sherbrooke and Dr Prud'Homme from the Montreal Children's Hospital.
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  • Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an event essential element for research

  • Photo QMI Agency/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal de Montréal, Martin Alarie

Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau: an essential event for research

  • Photo Agence QMI/Journal from Montreal, Martin Alarie

Another machine that is well maintained is the body of the 70-year-old man. Mr. Bruneau was very happy to pedal for the cause and, above all, to find the people who are involved with the Charles-Bruneau Foundation.

“The first two days, when we left Matane to Rimouski, and from Rimouski to Rivière-du-Loup, we had wind from the river, it was very cold. […] I think that’s part of the bike experience. All the cyclists who were there wanted to do that,” said the new retiree.

Crucial

This check for $4.1 million is part of the continuity of the plans for the coming years. In 2021, despite the pandemic and the difficulty of raising funds from charities, the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau raised $4.7 million.

Everyone is therefore well on their way to achieve the goal set a year ago to raise $25 million for research by 2026.

“It’s really them who support a good majority of pediatric oncology research in Quebec. We could not do without it, explained Dr. Josée Brassard, of the Sherbrooke University Hospital Center (CHUS). […] It is really of crucial importance for research in the four centres.”

These four establishments which are pursuing the fight against cancer in the youngest are the CHU Sainte-Justine, the Montreal Children's Hospital, CHUL de Québec and CHUS. Dr. Brassard did her part by riding her bike from Sherbrooke to Boucherville, all with the aim of finding solutions to give hope to children.

“The message is always the same, reminded Pierre Bruneau . I was explaining to people this morning when we left: we've been pedaling for six days, well, there are six families across Quebec who have learned that their child has cancer.”

< p>“It remains the leading cause of fatal illness. We lose one a week.”