The 9th edition of the Félix Deslauriers-Hallée Challenge was held on June 15 at Mont-Bellevue Park in Sherbrooke.

The program for this year’s challenge featured bikes, in partnership with Vélo Sherbrooke.
 
127 cycling enthusiasts attended this unique event in the Eastern Townships.
 
Thanks to them, $9,769 was raised on behalf of the Quebec Cancer Foundation's Programme à Félix, which is specially adapted to 15 to 39 year old cancer patients.
 
Prominent among the participants were two young students from Bromptonville Secondary School, Xavier McConnell and Joshua Simard-Lebrun, who proudly presented a cheque for $1,378 at the event. The two youngsters raised these funds by braving the rain and cold of a three-day 400 km bicycle trip from Sherbrooke to Quebec City and back again.

The Quebec Cancer Foundation is deeply grateful for the support of committed people such as these; they make a real difference in the lives of people affected by cancer.
 
It will be recalled that the Félix Deslauriers-Hallée Challenge was organized to commemorate Félix, who died of a rare cancer at the age of 20. Through his vibrant will to live, his courage and his determination, he left an indelible mark on all who knew him.
This challenge embodies the values he left behind, values that the people of Sherbrooke are invited to celebrate each year by participating in the various sports and cultural activities.
 

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