Ride raises more than awa­re­ness

Le Messager Lachine & Dorval - - LOCAL NEWS -

Three days and 600 km la­ter, No­var­tis wel­co­med home the em­ployees who took part in the 13th an­nual Ca­na­da Ride for Life. Al­most 50 ri­ders took part and rai­sed $75,200 for breast can­cer re­search.

Wel­co­ming arms met the ri­ders as they ar­ri­ved at the com­pa­ny’s head­quar­ters on Sep­tem­ber 26. Fa­mi­lies and friends glo­wing with pride held bal­loons and chee­red as their he­roes en­te­red its par­king lot.

Ma­rie-an­drée Cyr, Ride for Life Pre­sident, On­co­lo­gy Bu­si­ness Unit, No­var­tis Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals Ca­na­da, led this year’s ef­fort and prai­sed her col­leagues. «Thir­teen years and our part­ner­ship with Que­bec Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion conti­nues. I am proud of our team and our do­na­tion»

The ride, from To­ron­to to Mon­treal, pas­sed through King­ston and Ot­ta­wa, is not on­ly a fun­drai­sing event, but it is al­so a ce­le­bra­tion of good health by all No­var­tis emp loyees and breast can­cer sur­vi­vors who were the guests of ho­nor. (DC)

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