MONTREAL, June 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From June 28 to July 5, 2022, Alex Rauket, member of the Bruce Shrine Club, will cycle 850 km in eight days. Alex left Port Elgin, Ontario, and is heading to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada with a goal to raise $25,000 for the Montreal pediatric institution ultra-specialized in orthopedics and in treating neuromuscular disorders.
Dr. Thierry Benaroch, the hospital’s Chief of staff and fellow cyclist, will join Alex in Cornwall and complete the journey alongside him. Hospital staff and Shriners from Quebec and Ontario will be on hand to welcome them in Montreal on July 5 at approximately 2 p.m. when the total amount raised will be announced.
Thirty-six-year-old Alex is an expert in mathematical physics and a member of the Shriners philanthropic brotherhood whose mission is to support the Shriners Children’s. Associated with the Bruce Shrine Club, Alex has often pedaled for charity and has developed his endurance by cycling for increasingly longer distances. Last year he broke his own record by covering 200 km a day.
“I’ve always enjoyed cycling for charity events and find them deeply inspiring. Last year I travelled 4,000 km and I hope to reach the 5,000 mark this year. In addition to my regular workouts, I’ve been training by cycling 75 km a week after work. I’ve always liked people who take a different approach to raise awareness for a great cause. Given that cycling is my favourite activity, I wanted to use it to shine a light on the Shriners who work tirelessly to make sure children get the help they need.”
About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian establishment within the network of Shriners hospitals. This bilingual, short-term, acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from coast to coast in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The mission of the hospital is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation to infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.
The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education. Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital provides clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals within its outstanding new facility on the Glen site. The hospital is present in communities across Canada, thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics and satellite clinics.
Media representatives are invited to cover the event in front of the main entrance to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada on Tuesday, July 5 at 2 p.m.
In the underground parking in the P3A – 100. You will see an entrance for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, go in and take the elevator up to RC.
Laure Moureaux, Communications Advisor, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada,
Tel.: 514-282-7222 / Cell: 514-207-2267, email@example.com
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