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A great crossing of Canada by bike from the West Coast to the Gaspe Peninsula against cancer

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The Project

Hailing from Rimouski, the Collin family members, will undertake an ambitious challenge: they will cycle 4 800 km from Vancouver to the tip of Gaspe Peninsula in the memory of their father, their cousin and the 4 8oo victims of pancreatic cancer who unfortunately passed away in the year 2017. The first part of the journey will be to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society and the second part, for the Association du cancer de l'Est du Québec through Velo Tour de la Gaspésie.


Collin Family


The Team

André Collin
André Collin
Josée Dubé
Josée Dubé
Charles Collin
Charles Collin
Alexandra Collin
Alexandra Collin
Olivier Collin
Olivier Collin
Amélie Collin
Amélie Collin
 
Vilmond Beaudin
Vilmond Beaudin
 
"These causes which are dear to our hearts are the reason why we will ride across Canada. Along the way, a motorised vehicle will be driven in turn by each of us providing rest while maintaining our tempo. André, my husband and I with our three children Charles, Olivier and Amélie are sensitized to the impact of cancer in the day to day life and we wish to make a difference for those inflicted by the disease and their families. Therefore, we invite the population to share our enthusiasm and to donate to the cause" Josée Dubé, instigator of the project."
-Josée Dubé


To contribute tp the Canadian Cancer Society

Objective: to collect 24 000$ to support research of pancreatic cancer.
From Vancouver to Rimouski, across Canada, from June 24th to August 5th, 2018.
In its recent report named "Canadian cancer statistics 2017", the Canadian cancer society highlighted the following about pancreatic cancer:
  • Is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Canada and the 12th most common cancer

  • It is expected that 5,500 Canadians will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and about 4,800 will die from the disease

  • The high number of pancreatic cancer deaths relative to cases reflects its very poor prognosis. Only 50% of people with pancreatic cancer survive beyond about four months, and five-year survival is only about 7%

  • Because the pancreas is so deep in the abdomen, more than 60% of pancreatic cancers are diagnosed at a late stage, limiting the chance that it can be successfully treated with surgery

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, less than 2% of the funds raised is allocated to research for this type of cancer.
"We thoroughly believe that research can make a difference and change the prognostic. As an example, I had malignant melanoma and went through 3 relapses, survived it even though I had few months to live, research provided me with an innovative treatment. This is why it is imperative to participate in fund raising. Your participation can make a real difference in the battle against pancreatic cancer. All funds raised in this journey will be directed to pancreatic cancer research"
-Josée Dubé, instigator of the project

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To contribute to the l’Association du cancer de l’Est du Québec

Objective: to collect 6 000$ to support the development of community services for the persons afflicted by the disease and his family members.
Trough the Vélo Tour de la Gaspésie, from August 6th to August 11th 2018.
The Association has reinvested to the Bas St-Laurent, Côte Nord, Gaspésie, and Îles-de-la-Madeleine regions in Québec the total amount of money raised for the last 35 years. From the community support, it puts in place and maintains services such as hostels, mutual aid, accompaniment in all the steps of the illness, conferences, webinars, publications, and different activities in the Centre de mieux-être Cendrine et Philippe, and much much more!
With our engagement and your generosity, we wish to support this organism so it can pursue its mission
-Josée Dubé

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