The Third Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation Urban Duathlon Presented by National
Bank Raises a Total of $360,000
MONTREAL, May 30, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - National Bank and the Young Leaders
Circle are proud to announce that the Urban Duathlon to raise funds for the
Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation has surpassed this year's objective of $350,000.
In fact, this third edition of the event raised $360,000 for a very worthy
cause: supporting the health of children and expectant mothers in Quebec.
Approximately 400 people took part in the event, which brought together
members of the business, media and sports communities at Place Ville Marie in
Montreal. Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian Olympic Champion, was the honorary
chair of the race, which pitted more than 115 teams of three—two Bixi-bikers
and a runner—against each other, to raise money for the future Center of
excellence for neonatal intensive care at Sainte-Justine UHC.
Cheered on by their co-workers and members of the public, participants traded
in their work shoes for running shoes and went all out in this exciting relay
race. Numerous prizes were drawn to reward participants. However, the true
winners of this friendly competition are the children who receive care at
"This year, National Bank launched its One for Youth Program, which focuses on
promoting the health and well-being of young people. It was therefore quite
natural for us to continue our association with the Urban Duathlon, a friendly
race that encourages people to get moving while raising funds for healthcare,"
said Lise-Anne Amyot, Vice-President - Brand Image and Data Governance at
Each year, National Bank supports hundreds of Canadian organizations through
donations and sponsorships. It is particularly committed to young people
through its One for Youth program, ensuring they are healthy and have the
tools they need to become engaged citizens who are committed to building a
better world. To learn more about the initiatives supported by the Bank and
its employees, visit youth.nationalbank.ca.
About the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
Through community support, the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation strives to
accelerate the pace of the leading-edge research at Sainte-Justine, in an
effort to heal more children and do it better. The Foundation is committed to
building a healthier tomorrow by delivering a standard of care that is among
the best in the world. www.fondation-sainte-justine.org
About National Bank of Canada
With $185 billion in assets as at April 30, 2013, National Bank of Canada
(www.nbc.ca) together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada's leading
integrated financial groups, and has been named among the 20 strongest banks
in the world by Bloomberg Markets. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and
is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank's activities via social
media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at
clearfacts.ca and commitment.nationalbank.ca.
The telephone numbers provided below are for the exclusive use of journalists
and other media representatives.
Marie-Pierre Jodoin Senior Advisor - Public Affairs National Bank 514-394-4209
Andréane Beaumier Advisor, Young Leaders Circle Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation
514-345-4931, ext. 5221
Image with caption: "Goal exceeded! Canadian Olympic Champion and honorary
chair of the race, Alexandre Bilodeau (left), and volunteers of the Urban
Duathlon, presented by National Bank, unveiled the total of funds raised by
the third edition of this event for Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. (CNW
Group/National Bank of Canada)". Image available at:
SOURCE: National Bank of Canada
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