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Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure

16thANNUAL Rob Lutterman - SKi for a Cure

Over ONE MILLION DOLLARS raised so far for pancreatic cancer research, and still going strong!

On July 28th 1999, Rob Lutterman lost his battle with pancreatic cancer; he was 63. Later, his family and a group of special friends decided to create an annual ski day to celebrate life, to raise money for cancer research and most importantly, to commemorate Rob, who was an avid skier. The Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund at the Cancer Research Society was created to promote and fund research into pancreatic cancer.

The Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund has so far contributed one million dollars to strategic pancreatic cancer research. A first grant of $300,000 went to researcher Dr. Norman Kneteman of the University of Alberta. A second grant for the same amount was awarded in 2010 to researcher Dr. Michel L. Tremblay from McGill University in Montreal and his team. Thanks to the continuous support of donors to the fund, 4 new grants of $120,000 each were awarded just this past year.

The funding of promising research, as well as future pioneering work in the field, is made possible through the Ski for a Cure appeal and donations received throughout the year. Any amount is appreciated and will help to finance other research projects in 2015.

Your donation is doubly important: for every gift received through the Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure appeal, the Cancer Research Society commits to matching the funds for this important cause.

Donate to the Rob Lutterman Fund

Join us on the hills of Mont-Sutton!
Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure

The 16th Annual Rob Lutterman - Ski for a Cure event will be held on February 21st 2015 at Mont-Sutton

For more information regarding this event, please contact Sonia Chatoyan at the Cancer Research Society at 514 861-9227 or toll-free in Canada at 1 888 766-2262, ext. 250.

Whether you can come ski with us or not on the 21st, you can help support the cause by making a gift:

  • Online
  • By telephone - Toll-free in Canada: 1 888 766-2262
  • By mail: 
    • 625 President-Kennedy Ave, Suite 402
      Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3S5

Thank you for helping us find a cure.

Please consult the section to your right to download press releases or articles published about the event since 2010.




Laval Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society 


On June 7, 2014 the Laval Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society(ARS) organized its first Walkathon, with the intention of remitting part of the proceeds of the event to the Cancer Research Society.

The Society was pleased to accept a check for $8,000 during a recent ARS members’ meeting in Laval.

In the photo : Angèle Bedrossian (Past President, Laval Chapter of the ARS), Annie Kralian, Nelly Barsemian (President, Laval Chapter of the ARS), Ani Divarci (Treasurer, Laval Chapter of the ARS) and Sonia Chatoyan (Director of Development, Cancer Research Society).