$625,000 raised for cancer research; A record!

Hosted by RBC Royal Bank (Quebec) on Tuesday, June 14th, the 8th edition of the Urban BBQ in support of the Cancer Research Society (the Society) raised $625,000 which will be dedicated to cancer research.  

This fundraising event was held at the Grand Quai du Port de Montréal and is an annual summertime gathering which brings together members of the business community to support the Society. With nearly 900 guests in attendance, the event was once again an enormous success this year and included a summertime BBQ feast prepared by Chef Marc-André Jetté, an appearance by Ricardo Larrivée, Urban BBQ Ambassador, and André Robitaille, the Society’s Spokesperson. 

Since it began, the Urban BBQ has raised over $3.4 million to help the Society  fulfill its mission of financing the best Canadian research projects on all types of cancers.  

The Society would like to offer its warm thanks to the partners who have made the 8th edition of the Urban BBQ possible, including RBC Royal Bank (Quebec), Presenting Partner, and Econo-Malls, the  Prestige Partner, as well as all of our other partners. The support of Ms. Nadine Renaud-Tinker, President of RBC Royal Bank in Quebec –Honorary Chair of the event– and Mr. Jean-François Prince, Regional Vice-President, RBC Royal Bank –Chairman of the Honorary Patrons’ Committee–, has been invaluable to the success of this event. The Society would also like to thank all of the Honorary Patrons, participants and donors, as well as the many volunteers who helped throughout the day.  

“The Urban BBQ would never have become the major event that it is today without the solidarity and unwavering support of our business community allies who, each year, donate to and believe in the Society’s mission. Thanks to these contributions, we are collectively and concretely contributing to improving the health and chances of survival among people with cancer, while advancing research to better prevent and treat the disease. In this culinary and unifying setting, RBC is proud to combine business with pleasure and do our part to support the vitality of communities across Quebec,” declared Nadine Renaud-Tinker, President of RBC Royal Bank in Quebec.

“What a pleasure to be able to gather together in person for this charitable event! All of the money raised during the Urban BBQ will allow us to fund a greater number of cancer research projects throughout Canada. Now more than ever, we must ensure support for our talented researchers so that we can prevent, detect and treat cancer, which remains the leading cause of death in our country,” added Manon Pepin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Research Society.

*From left to right : André Robitaille, Society Spokesperson, Ricardo Larrivée, Urban BBQ Ambassador, Marc-André Jetté, Urban BBQ Chef, Manon Pepin, Society President and CEO, Robert Wiseman, Econo-Malls (Prestige Sponsor), Jean-François Prince, RBC Royal Bank Honorary Patrons’ Committee Chairman, Nadine Renaud-Tinker, RBC Royal Bank in Quebec and Honorary event Chair and Howard Wiseman, Econo-Malls (Prestige Sponsor).