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By Louis,

Extreme Endurance Bike Ride Raises $100,833 for Montreal Children’s Hospital

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25 riders arrive in Montreal today after completing a grueling 3-day 576 kilometre trip from Toronto as part of the CIBC 401 Bike Challenge, an initiative of the Piccoli family.  Riders raised $100,833 for young cancer patients on Sarah’s Floor at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Piccoli launched the CIBC 401 Bike Challenge after his wife’s battle with cancer.  Riders travel between Canada’s two biggest cities along one of the country’s most densely populated corridors.  “Completing an extreme distance ride is something I always wanted to do and what better way to align a physical effort like this than to …

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Molly and Maddy

Molly and Maddy

Molly and her sister, Maddy, held their 4th annual lemonade stand benefiting the Children’s. They are proud to have donated $267.60 to the Healthy Kids Fund at the Children’s. Bravo Molly and Maddy!


Nicole and Nathan

Nicole & Nathan

Coco (Nicole) and Nate (Nathan) celebrated their 3rd birthday by asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu of receiving presents. They are proud to have donated $700 to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s. Bravo Coco and Nate and welcome to the Young Ambassadors Club!


Noya, Danna, Isabela and Gabriela

Noya, Danna, Isabela and Gabriela

Noya, Danna, Isabela and Gabriela proudly donated $177.00 to the Children’s by organizing a yummy bake sale.  Bravo girls!


By Louis,

You have a better chance of winning the lottery than encountering Hunter’s medical condition

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Most people remember their Boxing Day for the deals they got. For my family, Boxing Day 2015 was the beginning of a long and scary ordeal. That day, my husband saw our toddler’s eyes shake in a weird way, from left to right very rapidly, like REM movements, but while he was awake. He caught it 2-3 times. A few days later, Hunter fell and hit his head. He seemed okay so we didn’t go see a doctor. But on Dec. 31, we noticed Hunter’s shaking again more often. I wanted to go to the local hospital but my husband insisted …

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