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2017 Urban BBQ
Max Fehlmann, President and CEO, Cancer Research Society;  Martin Thibodeau, Honorary Chairman of the Urban BBQTM and President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank; Nadine Renaud-Tinker, Committee Chair of the Urban BBQTM and Regional Vice President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank; Stéphane Rousseau, spokesperson, Cancer Research Society; Ricardo Larrivée, Guest Chef, Urban BBQTM

 

May 26, 2017

The Fourth Annual Urban BBQTM presented by RBC Royal Bank, the most important fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Research Society, broke a record this year. Over $505,000 was raised thanks to the generous participation of nearly 900 attendees at Windsor Station on May 25th. The sold-out event helped to raise funds for cancer research over a delicious menu concocted by Ricardo Larrivée and prepared by Marc-André Jetté and his catering team.

The Urban BBQTM has become a rendez-vous for members of the Montreal business and cultural community who want to get involved in the fight against cancer. "I am moved and proud to see the mobilization of our community around this important cause that affects so many people. The Urban BBQTM directly benefits the research efforts of our best scientists," said Martin Thibodeau, President, Quebec Headquarters, RBC Royal Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Research Society.

In just four years, the Urban BBQTM has raised over 1.5 million dollars, helping to fund a dozen research projects led by the country’s most promising scientists. "The contribution of Canadian researchers is paramount because their hard work advances our understanding of cancer, how it is treated and even how we can prevent it. But they need financial support, and it is through a collective effort like today’s event that we can help and encourage them," indicated Max Fehlmann, President and CEO of the Cancer Research Society.

The Cancer Research Society’s spokesperson Stéphane Rousseau was pleased to act as the event’s emcee: "I'm so proud to be part of such a rallying event! It’s wonderful to know that our involvement today could help contribute to the next great discovery in cancer research!"

 

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About the Cancer Research Society
Founded in 1945, the Cancer Research Society is a national, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fund research on all types of cancer, contributing to the advancement of science to prevent, detect and treat the disease. Since 2000, the Society has contributed over 125 million dollars to cancer research across the country through a variety of fundraising initiatives such as the Urban BBQTM.

Media Inquiries:
Carolyne Lord | clord@src-crs.ca

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