Bikers ride in search of a cause
Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:21
Pictured (in front L-R) are Cynthia Welch, manager at Stokes who presented a donation of $200, and Madison Primeau. In back (L-R) are Dr. Paul Poirier, founder of Bikers for Brain Cancer and Jody Archambault, event chair, Kinsmen Club of Cornwall
The rumble of one hundred-and-fifty motorcycles could be heard throughout the village of St Andrews West, on Saturday morning, as the 4th annual Bikers Against Brain Cancer hit the road in search of a cause.
“It’s all about awareness,” said Jody Archambault, event chair and vice president of the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, who has, this year, taken on the cause as one of its own.
Up until now it was Dr. Paul Poirier, a brain tumour survivor, member of the Kinsmen, and founder of the fundraiser who had been at the helm.
(Dr. Paul) is one of those guys that you just can’t help but like, said Archambault. “He approached me last year about giving the ride over to the club and we got behind him,” although, he explained, the good doctor is still very much the “face of the ride.”
The Cornwall leg of the event would eventually meet up with rides from Ottawa and Brockville, at the Kinsmen Pavilion, in Smith Falls, for lunch.
The ride continued on back to Lamoureux Park, in Cornwall, where participants joined the festivities at RibFest. There, a cheque presentation was made to Dr. Kevin Petrecca, a neuro-surgeon from the Montreal Neurological Society at McGill.
“One hundred percent of the funds will go towards research,” said Archambault. “We like to put our money where it’s going to do the best.”
“Many thanks to sponsors MacEwan Petroleum, CJSS, The Bear, BOOM, and Rob McKinnon from NAPA Auto Parts,” he added. “They’ve all been great in stepping up and helping out.”
As far as Dr. Paul’s health, he says that although his tumour is still present, he is in good health, but must undergo a brain scan every three months to ensure that his tumour is not growing. It’s expected, he says, that it will eventually start to grow again, but for now “it’s good.”
Also on hand at the event was young Madison Primeau, who is also presently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.
Since its inception, Bikers Against Brain Cancer has raised approximately $30,000. Results of this year’s event were not immediately available.
Further information, visit www.bikersagainstbraincancer.org or on Facebook.
Thank You Note from the BABC Chair
Published on Sunday, 28 July 2013 19:39
The Dust has settled on the 2013 Bikers Against Brain Cancer Ride.
What an awesome day we had the people, the bikes the memories.
I would like to thank all the volunteers and those behind the scene registering people and did not get the chance to be in the picture. Thank you.
To Rob from NAPA Cornwall for the use of the NAPA cars for card rally points Thanks Rob.
To Surgenor in Ottawa for the use of the Camaro.
To all the sponsors who made this happen. Please if you can support them do so and let them know why.
To Madison: What a beautiful funny little girl. We were lucky to have her and Denis her father on the ride truly a remarkable story. I think she warmed all the hearts of the people as she did with me as you can see in the picture. Thank you Madison for everything. Good luck on your future endeavors and stay in touch.
Thanks to my friends at Through the lens, Claude and Diane, for coming out and taking some pictures. I put the call out and they answered it. Truly wonderful people, as you can see the Quality of this picture from Claude simply a wonderful photographer and person Thanks guys.
Thanks to Robin Mcintosh of the Cornwall Police and the other officer for helping get everyone down to Rib Fest another awesome job this year.
Thanks to Rib Fest for letting us crash the party and the use of the stage.
Thanks to all the riders you guys and gals ROCK!!!! without you we don't have a rally. Some AWESOME! people for sure thanks for coming out and we hope it was fun. Keep your right hand cranked and the sticky side down 2014 is just around the corner.
"Keep On Keeping On"
Surgenor Donates Camaro for Ride
Published on Friday, 26 July 2013 14:09
Chair Jody Archambault picking up the Camaro that Surgenor in Ottawa donated for Madison to ride in. Thanks to Mike McGurn and the whole Surgenor Team!!
Irwin Supply Provides a 2013 Yamaha Stryker for the Ride
Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 19:58
Tom Irwin, owner of Irwin Supply (www.irwinsupply.com), has been gracious enough to let Dr. Paul showcase Yamaha's new 2013 "Stryker" for the fundraiser ride this year! Can't wait to put her through her paces!!! Dr.P says
Yamaha Canada are also the corporate motorcycle sponsor for this year's fundraiser!!
BBAC Support Supper a Success!!
Published on Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:54
What A Night!!
Thank you to all who came out to the 2013 Ride Support Supper. With your help we raised $2000!!!
Cornwall bikers rev up for ride to fight brain cancer
Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:28
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:27:01 EDT PM
CORNWALL – The local fight against brain cancer has spread to Brockville and Ottawa this year.
The annual Bikers Against Brain Cancer fundraising ride now includes participants from both nearby cities, who will be revving up for the campaign on Saturday.
“We’re starting to gather some steam with new people,” said Jody Archambault, vice-president of the Cornwall Kinsmen Club and chair of this year’s ride.
The fundraiser was launched four years ago by local chiropractor Paul Poirier, who has survived three brain tumours over the last several years.Read more: Cornwall bikers rev up for ride to fight brain cancer