Challenge met for the Lobe Cycl-​ORL team

August 12, 2016
The Lobe Cycl-ORL team did a great job pedalling for the cause at the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie in June.

For a fourth consecutive year, the Lobe Cycl-ORL team has ridden the 1,000 km between Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Montreal to raise funds for École oraliste de Québec pour enfants malentendants ou sourds. We are very proud to announce that the team raised $12,000 this year.

The devoted cyclists rode 350 to 500 km in four days, with their precious goal in mind. “The cause is the motivation: raising funds for research on orphan diseases and for students at the sponsored school,” said Christophe Grenier, team captain and audioprosthetist working at the Thetford Mines Lobe clinic. “More than $2.6 million total was raised this year and will be given to schools to promote a healthy lifestyle and help teachers buy materials to get children moving.”

Each detail was planned a long time ago, from the recreational vehicle (RV) to each cyclist’s route. This gave team members time to train for their rides, some of which included numerous hills. They trained for more than seven months for this challenge.

In May, the cyclists participated in a smaller challenge—a physical activity day with students from École oraliste—where they got to see the results of their hard work. “It’s always great to go meet the students and see why we do the challenge,” said Christophe Grenier, smiling. “We get an idea of what they need and everything the school has done with the money we’ve raised over the last four years—more than $58,000. We can see the results and be proud.”

Without doubt we can say that the challenge has been met, yet another year!

Congratulations to the team!