The 18th Annual
Rob Lutterman - Ski for a Cure

This video was created by Ryder Lippman, in memory of his grandfather Rob Lutterman. Ryder was 10 years old when he made this video in honour of his grandfather!

$1.1 MILLION 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 first fund of its kind at the Society to support this type of cancer.

Join us on the hills of Mont Sutton for a day of skiing, or be there with us in spirit for the cause!

The 18th Annual Rob Lutterman - Ski for a Cure event will be held on February 18th 2017 at Mont Sutton.

Whether you are joining us for the ski day or not, your contribution is doubly important: For every gift received through the Rob Lutterman - Ski for a Cure event, the Cancer Research Society will match the funds for this important cause.

Help us reach our financial objective of $60,000, which would allow a new research grant to be awarded in 2017. With the continuous support of donors, the hope for a cure is possible.

Since 2000, the funding of promising research, as well as future pioneering work in the field, is made possible through the Ski for a Cure event and donations received throughout the year.

Click on the button below to make a donation to the Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund. Any amount is appreciated and will help to finance other research projects in 2017.

Make a donation

Or, make a donation:

  • By telephone: Toll-free in Canada 1 866-343-2262
  • By mail: 402-625 President-Kennedy Ave, Montréal, QC H3A 3S5 - Please mention the Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund on the memo line of you check.

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.

Thank you for helping us find a cure.

Pictures of the 17th Annual, held on February 20th 2016, at Mont Sutton

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WhenFebruary 18th 2017
Where: Mont Sutton
Fundraising goal: $60,000


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The Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund has so far contributed over $1.1 million to strategic pancreatic cancer research. The first grant of $300,000 went to researcher Dr. Norman Kneteman at 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. Since then, 4 other researchers were awarded a grant in 2013-2014: Dr. Nathalie Coburn from the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center, Dr. Ralph Da Costa from the Princess Margaret Cancer Center and the Lesly Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Toronto), Dr. Raymond Reilly from the University of Toronto and finally, Dr. Christopher Pin from Western University.

The Gazette - Applause: Skiers raise money for pancreatic cancer research | March 26th 2016

La Voix de l'Est - Cancer du pancréas: traquer le tueur tranquille | February 21th 2016

Press release February 17th 2016

La Voix de l'Est - 45 000 $ pour la recherche sur le cancer du pancréas | February 23th 2015

Press release February 20th 2015

Press release February 17th 2014

Press release February 26th 2013 - 75 000 $ pour la recherche | February 29th 2012

Press release February 28th 2012

La Presse - 45 000 $ pour le cancer du pancréas | March 22nd 2011

Press Release March 21st 2011