“My hope is that one day, every child suffering from cancer will be cured.”
— Manon Normandeau, Risk Management, CIBC, Montreal
“My participation in the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau touches the human experience of having an eye into kids and families affected by pediatric cancer. I am motivated by the positive difference the Tour has on their lives.
In 2006, the first year of the Tour CIBC Charles-Bruneau, I went to the finish line to greet the cyclists and cheer their accomplishments. As a cyclist myself, I was moved to participate the following year. Since then, alongside my husband, we have ridden each year, inspired by the kids at the finish line who cheer our arrival. We’ve followed some of these kids through the years who are now teenagers and in remission. These kids and their families are the real heroes, with their resilience and courage.
During our time with the Tour, the advancements in survival rates have improved dramatically and, as grandparents to eight children, this is the cause for us. We can’t cure these kids, but participating is our way of contributing toward trying to make a difference in the lives of those affected.”