Keeping fit and helping to save lives: The “Cycling for a Cure” event raised $108,656 for cellular therapy


On September 30th, over 100 participants pedalled for cellular therapy and in memory of Matthew Schreindorfer who, in 2014, while battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, mobilized thousands of Quebecers around his cause. His wife, Katia Luciani, who supports the HMR’s efforts in cutting-edge immunotherapy research, was the spokeswoman for the event.

The 6th edition of “Cycling for the Cure” was imbued with a spirit of innovation: A new location at the Montreal Gilles-Villeneuve circuit, a new formula that includes young and old and a record objective of $100,000. The high mobilization of participants, exceptional work of volunteers and a moving tribute to Matthew made this fundraising activity a rousing success!

The Foundation wishes to express heartfelt thanks to all participants, volunteers, to Katia and to Matthew’s family who continue to show us that it is possible to make a difference. Thanks to your support, we are enhancing HMR research efforts and taking great strides toward the medicine of tomorrow.

The 7th edition of “Cycling for a Cure” will undoubtedly be another great success! Will you be among the next to climb on your bike to support the cause?

The “Cycling for a Cure” Challenge

The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont is on the cutting edge of cellular therapy research in Canada. This approach is a ray of hope for thousands of Canadians, but research needs funding to move forward. Organized by the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Research Centre, the “Cycling for a Cure” fundraising event helps support extremely innovative projects developed by teams of researchers. The funds raised as part of the event will help develop new treatments to provide the best possible health care quickly and to the greatest number of Quebecers.

Matthew Schreindorfer’s and Katia Luciani’s story

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