A Forest NB member is hitting the road to raise money for cancer research. Alain Bossé, President and CEO of Groupe Savoie, is participating in the 2017 Tour of Hope, a 650 kilometre bicycle journey beginning in Edmundston and ending in Moncton.
Each participant commits to raising at least one thousand dollars toward cancer research and to help pay for medical equipment.
Bossé, who participated in last year’s Tour of Hope, says the common goals of all cyclists in the event are what keep his tires spinning.
“When I embarked on the journey to complete 654 km on my bicycle in 3 days, in 2016, I had two things in mind. The first, of course, was to provide assistance to people diagnosed with cancer by raising funds in order to help find a cure to defeat this disease. The second was to influence others, directly or indirectly, hoping to encourage others to undertake this challenge,” Bossé said.
While the tour is physically demanding, Bossé says the challenge does not compare to the battle individuals diagnosed with cancer are forced to face.
“The real athletes are the people who fight this disease called “cancer” not 3, but often 365 days per year. Young people, middle-aged people, and the elder who are fighting for their survival every single day are the reason I decided to undertake this challenge again this year, hoping that my contribution will at least help this person (1 in 3, as confirmed by the statistics) who will be diagnosed with cancer,” Bossé said.
Forest NB member Groupe Savoie is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Tour of Hope. The event is being held between July 27-30. For more information on the event, visit the Chudumont Foundation website. If you would like to make a donation, please visit Alain’s online fundraising campaign.