On Saturday, September 10, sixty bike riders struggled along the rolling roads around Mont Orford and its magnificent region under bright sunshine in the now traditional Bike Challenge - Ride for cell therapy for the Research Center at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital.
For its fifth edition, the event took place in a friendly competition that pitted patients and researchers. A bunch of researchers, including the Scientific Director of the Research Centre of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and CEO of CellCAN Denis-Claude Roy, rode for the cause. It was Dr. Lambert Busque who was captain of the team of researchers.
On the patients’ side, several familiar faces were noticed, starting with Mai Duong, whose return to health was in the news in recent years. Mai, who has benefited from cell therapy treatments at Maisonneuve-Rosemont, was captain of the patients’ team.
The event was able to amass the sum of $ 68,775.
These donations will contribute to research developments in cell therapy in the hope to unlock the mechanisms of some of the most serious diseases. The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital is a leader not only in Canada, but also worldwide in the field of cell therapy. The work of its researchers has a direct impact on the quality of life and longevity of many patients.