Over $222,000 raised for the Richard Beliveau Fund
The UQAM Foundation and its partner, Nautilus Plus, announced today the results of the 10th edition of the fundraising event “30-minute workout to help out the Fund”. Over 5,000 brave athletes helped raise $222,307 for the Richard Béliveau Fund supporting scientific research conducted by the Chair in Cancer Prevention and Treatment. During this event, participants burned over 3 million calories as they engaged in solo or group cardiovascular exercises for 30 minutes.
For the 5th year in a row, teams of 4 could enrol in a second activity, the 4×4 team challenge, whereby each member burned a maximum of calories during cardiovascular exercises lasting two consecutive hours. A total of 418 teams successfully tackled this bold challenge.
Since 2008, the fundraiser helped raise over $2 million benefiting the Richard Béliveau Fund. With these proceeds, the Chair can focus on cancer research and innovative prevention approaches.
Picture: Borhane Annabi, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chairholder of the Chair in Cancer Prevention and Treatment, Martin Légaré, Executive Vice President of Nautilus Plus, Karine Larose, Kinesiologist and Communications Manager at Nautilus Plus, Pierre Bélanger, General Manager of the UQAM Foundation. Photo credit: Sylvie Trépanier