SAINT AUGUSTIN de DESMAURES, Quebec (BRAIN) — Organizers of the Granfondo Garneau-Cascades presented by Quebecor recently presented a check for $101,223 to the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery organization. The money was raised by the event and was $40,000 more than raised in 2012.
Pascal Fournier, director of the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery organization in Québec, said, "The money raised will go towards the maintenance of the vacation home at St-Joseph Lake and to the development of the Little Brothers-Friends of the Eldery in the greater Quebec region. This will allow us to welcome more lonely elderly from Quebec City and surrounding area who will never again be alone."
Louis Garneau, an organizer of the event, said the amount of the donation represented a promise kept. "Last year, I promised that we would surpass ourselves and reach greater objectives, and that's exactly what we did! It was possible thanks to the 3,000 participants of the Granfondo and the help of our valued sponsors. I would like to express a very particular thank you to Pierre Dion, Honorary President of the 2013 edition, for his generosity and indispensable help in making this event a success. I am proud that together, we contributed to improving the life of the elderly suffering from loneliness, while practicing a sport we love."
The sixth edition of the Granfondo Garneau-Quebecor presented by Cascades will take place on August 10, 2014.
More information at quebecgranfondo.com.