He has collected 35 000 $ to defeat the cancer

News 9 July, 2017
  • Photo Agence QMI, Guy Martel
    It is for a boy of only 6 years who fights against cancer as Martin Mirchaud has travelled the 200 km cycling challenge.

    Sophie Side

    Sunday, July 9, 2017 20:03

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    Martin Michaud, a father, a man of 37 years old from Quebec city, has completed the 9th Ride to conquer Enbridge in as many editions Sunday.

    It is for a boy of only 6 years who fights against cancer that he has come, the end of this week, the 200 km cycling challenge linking Montreal and Quebec city.

    “Just after Christmas, I learned that the son of my cousin Charles, Loïc Side, had had a diagnosis of cancer of the kidney, he explained to the Journal. I sawed the two legs, as a father myself of two children. I find it appalling that a 6 year old child to have to go through that, and I dare not imagine what it is for the parents, ” he continued.

    “To support a person who has cancer, it is also fighting cancer,” he pointed out.

    $ 4.1 million

    Bitten bike for more than two decades, Mr. Michaud has amassed nine years of Cyclo-challenge to $ 35,000 for the cause. The approximately 1100 participants of the 9th edition were collected at a total of $ 4.1 million for the jewish general Hospital.

    This is after both of his parents had been diagnosed with cancer that Mr. Michaud has decided to get involved for the cause. “In 2009, my father died of kidney cancer and I had lost my mother at 16 to breast cancer,” said the cyclist, which makes each race also in memory of his parents.

    Since 2009, the Enbridge Ride to conquer cancer has raised over 51 million dollars.