An ambitious goal: $250,000 for the thousands of CHUM patients
The Doc-Vélo challenge, the highlight of the season, returns for its 10th edition on September 18, 2021. Drs. Paul Perrotte and Pierre Laramée and their team of intrepid cyclists will pedal the 275-kilometre stretch between Montréal and Québec City in one day. They will ride all-out, giving body and soul for the thousands of CHUM patients.
Every year, these big-hearted cyclists inspire hundreds of donors to support them, raising funds for the CHUM. A matter of great collective pride, our hospital has just been named Canada’s top smart hospital by Newsweek magazine!
For the event’s 10th anniversary, they need your support more than ever so that they can reach their record target of $250,000!
It’s already the 10th anniversary of the Doc-Vélo challenge
The challenge laid down in 2012 by Drs. Paul Perrotte and Pierre Laramée is already in its 10th anniversary year!
Both regular participants in the Tour de Lance and Tour de Tremblant events, back then they decided to set themselves a new trial that would match the courage and determination of their patients: to cycle the 275 km between Montréal and Québec City in a single day. Their target at the time was to raise $50,000 for the CHUM Foundation. They put together an enthusiastic team of cyclists and appealed to donors, who have continued to support them ever since.
Ten years on, the event has become a highlight of the season and, thanks to the generosity of donors like you, over $700,000 has been handed over to the CHUM Foundation to fund innovative, structure-building projects that make a real difference in patients’ lives.
“This very demanding endurance challenge is a tribute to the achievements the CHUM accomplishes every day, but it is nothing compared to the courage, perseverance and resilience shown by our patients. Please give generously for this 10th edition. On behalf of my team and all our patients, thank you!”
— Dr Paul Perrotte