Défi Vélo 2019: 231 343$ for the 9th Edition!

30 August 2019

The 9th edition of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec was held on Saturday August 24th. A total of 194 cyclists took part in the various tours (40, 60, 90 and 150 KM) in the Laval and Basses-Laurentides regions. Thanks to the joint effort, an amount of $231,343 was raised.

We would like to thank each participant, each volunteer and our valued sponsors, including the Jean Coutu Group and Pro Doc, official presenters of the event for this great success.

See you next year for the 10th anniversary!

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Team Portrait Défi Vélo 2019 : Pro Doc

19 August 2019

Pro Doc, a Quebec manufacturer of generic drugs affiliated with the Jean Coutu Group, has been a proud partner of the Défi Vélo for many years and continues to support the cause by pedaling again this year. Mr. Marcel Raymond, President of the company testifies, on behalf of the firm, why it is so important to get involved:

“We are proud to be involved again with this cause that is so important to us because there are too few treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and it is important to advance research. The Parkinson Bike Challenge is a beautiful human event, where each participant inspires us with his determination and his will to make things happen. Join us! ”

If you have been touched by their testimonial, do not hesitate to encourage them on their page!

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Team Portrait Défi Vélo 2019 : Jean Coutu

6 August 2019

It has been eight years since Parkinson Québec benefited from the infallible support of Nicolas Carbonneau, pharmacist owner under the Jean Coutu banner, a subsidiary of MÉTRO.

Co-founder and honorary co-chair from the early days of the Parkinson Defi Vélo, Nicolas salutes the human side of the event. His father with Parkinson’s disease and his experience as a pharmacist, witness the lack of treatment options available to patients.

Nicolas Carbonneau will take the start of the Defi, accompanied by the Jean Coutu Group team, which has generously agreed to be the main sponsor of the Défi Vélo Parkinson, in co-presidency with Marcel Raymond, President of ProDoc.

To support their team, visit their fundraising page by clicking here!

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Registration for the 2019 edition of Parkinson’s Journey is open!

16 July 2019

Parkinson’s Journey is an event that takes place every year in several cities throughout Quebec during the weekends in September. Thousands of people living with the disease, their families and loved ones take up the challenge of being active together.

The goal? Collectively accumulate 8,000 km across Quebec and raise $200,000 for services and support to those living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones.



Parkinson’s Journey is the largest annual fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Quebec. A unifying, cheerful family event where parents, friends and family join forces by participating in the various walks, races and alternative challenges offered in various regions. An opportunity to raise awareness around Parkinson’s and together develop the empowerment of those facing this disease.

In 2019 Parkinson’s Journey takes place in 10 regions throughout  Quebec!



For more information, visit

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«Défi Vélo» coming soon – Saturday, August 24, 2019!

11 July 2019

The start of the 9th Edition of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec will take place in Laval, but it is the Mirabel region that cyclists will explore depending on the route chosen: 40 km – 60 km – 90 km – 150 km. This fundraising event brings together people affected by Parkinson’s, supporters of the cause and bike enthusiasts. Individually, in family or in business teams, participants outdo themselves to raise funds to support people touched by Parkinson’s in Quebec. It is in this spirit that we invite you to join this inspiring and humane cause.

Register now! 


For any sponsorships and for more info about Défi Vélo, contact Lynne Dupuis:

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