Defi Canderel

Defi Canderel

May 05, 2011 14:47 ET

Media Advisory: Defi Canderel 22nd Anniversary

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) -

What:On May 6th the Défi Canderel is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary. The annual corporate fundraiser sees teams of 5 or more employees from Montréal's largest and most recognized companies compete against one another in a 3 km race to raise money for Cancer Research. All proceeds are donated to The Goodman Cancer Centre at McGill University and the Institut du cancer de Montréal at l'Université de Montréal.
Who:Jonathan Wener, C.M., Chairman, Canderel Management Inc.
When:Friday, May 6, 2011
Teams compete in challenges11:00 a.m.
Media arrival11:30 a.m.
Speeches12:00 p.m.
Run starts12:30 p.m.
Run ends at starting point1:00 p.m.
Where:455 René-Lévesque Blvd., corner of Bleury
Montréal, Québec
Parking is available for media but space is limited.
Please reserve by contacting: Louise Lafleurat 514-261-7245

Photo/Interview Opportunities:

  • Jonathan Wener will be speaking and available for interview
  • Joey Elias will be the MC for the event
  • Mayor Tremblay will be present and speaking at 12:05PM
  • Members from participating companies will be available for interviews
  • Participants from companies across Montréal competing in a series of athletic challenges and a 3 km race through the downtown streets

About Défi Canderel

Since 1989, Canderel has been organizing one of Montréal's biggest fund-raisers. In that time, close to 7 million dollars has been raised for cancer research at the Goodman Cancer Centre at McGill University and the Institut du cancer de Montréal at l'Université de Montréal. This money has yielded tangible, measurable results. Specialized equipment, research grants and much more has been made possible, and the universities involved take pride each year in revealing what the money raised was used for.

Note to Media:

Advance interviews can be arranged with Défi Canderel Chairman Jonathan Wener and his wife Susan, as well as representatives from the Goodman Cancer Centre and the Institut du cancer de Montréal.

Many thanks to our sponsors – Great-West Life, Mansfield Athletic Club, Parasuco Jeans, Pharmascience, Reliance Construction, and Stikeman Elliott.

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