Join the CRS ChallengeTM
The CRS ChallengeTM is a series of expeditions and fundraising campaigns to support cancer research. During these expeditions, adventure-sport buffs conquer physical exploits that require courage, stamina and dedication. They participate in athletic challenges in far-flung locations around the world, in honour of a cancer hero— a friend or loved one who is currently suffering from cancer or who previously battled the disease. The Cancer Research Society can also match participants with a hero.
The challenge includes a complete physical training program to help participants achieve these physical endeavours. Experts in the field, including a trainer, a nutritionist, an expedition expert, a travel advisor, and a fundraising coordinator are available to support and advise participants on their physical and fundraising efforts.
In 2013 we offer the following destinations:
In 2013-2014 we offer the following destinations:
For more information about these destinations or to sponsor a participant, please see the menu on the left.
"Meeting with the Specialists" Day – April 6, 2013
Many of you were present at the "Meeting with the Specialists" Day on April 6, at Collège Édouard Montpetit. We sincerely thank everyone who attended the day and hope that your meetings with Pauline Beauregard (Nurse – Santérégie), Silvy Joncas, Karine Martineau and Nicholas Bergeron (Contact Amérique), Catherine Lefebvre (nutritionist), Dino Masson (Kinesiologist – Yul Fitness), Pierre Noël (La Cordée) and the Society team were informative and beneficial to you !
Much success to all 2013 & 2014 Challenge participants!
"A la Carte" Challenge
Our CRS Challenge destinations do not tickle your fancy?
Why not organize an "A la Carte" Challenge? By signing up for the "A la Carte" Challenge, you can choose your own challenge (marathon, trek, walk, climb, Ironman, etc.), personalize it according to your wishes and best of all, travel at your own pace while raising funds for cancer research.
For more information, contact us by email at CRSChallenge@src‑crs.ca or by telephone, at either 514 861 9227 or (toll-free) 1 888 766-2262, ext. 229.
To view our current "A la Carte" Challenges, please use the menu on the left.
Thanks to our partners, donors and volunteers!
The Cancer Research Society wishes to thank its generous partners and donors.
We also wish to thank our precious volunteers for their involvement in the CRS ChallengeTM program.
Our professional volunteers : Marc Binette (fundraising specialist), Daniel Vachon (fundraising specialist), Jason Dunn (kinesiology student - intern), Dorys Langlois (kinesiologist and trainer for marathoners), Lysane Lavoie and Pauline Beauregard of the Santé Régie Clinic (nurses), Catherine Lefebvre (nutritionist) and Dino Masson of Yul Fitness (kinesiologist and trainer for trekkers) as well as Balarama Holness of Bala Athletics (Kinesiologist and trainer for trekkers).
Our devoted volunteer presenters : Nicholas Bergeron, Marc Binette, Mike Bouchard, Sylvain Boulianne, Pierre Bourassa, Nathalie Breault, Michelle Courtemanche, Marc-André Dandeneau, Sylvie Delorme, Stéphan Derome, Sylvie Filteau, Olivier Hinse, Silvy Joncas, Darcy Lemire, Michelle Méthot, Laurent Proulx, Louis-Philippe Robillard, Céline Thifault, Pierre Trudeau and Kim Vincent.
Testimonials from past CRS ChallengeTM participants
“A personal and most memorable experience, on both emotional and physical levels.”
- Isabelle Morin, 2012 Paris Marathon
“A both physical and emotional experience.”
- Pierre Trudeau, 2010 Kilimandjaro Climb and 2011 Machu Picchu Trek
“This adventure in the land of the Incas was a veritable human laboratory during which 13 strangers, united by a common cause, were able to become…..a family !”
- Michel Handfield, 2011 Machu Picchu Trek
“Personally, participating in this Challenge was an inspiring, touching and truly enriching experience, from beginning to end…and much much more!”
- Nathalie Breault, 2011 Way of St. James
“Thanks to the individuals that I have met along the way, thanks to the physical goal that I succeeded in achieving and thanks to the cause that I so proudly supported all the way through this great project, I feel I have grown. I wish for everyone to experience such an adventure, at least once in their lifetime.”
- Christine Marquis, 2012 Way of St. James
15 cancer heroes being sought for the CRS ChallengeTM
Do you know of a friend, family member or colleague who is fighting or has battled cancer? The Cancer Research Society needs you! In fact, we’re looking for 15 cancer heroes, namely someone afflicted by the disease or who is now in remission, to be twinned with a participant in the CRS ChallengeTM program.