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2016 CHEO

CN Employees Team Up for the 8th Annual CN Cycle for CHEO
to Help Young Cancer Patients

record amount

More than 200 employees and their family members and stakeholders cycled, walked or roller-bladed on behalf of the CN Cycle for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), which raises funds for children with cancer. CN was once again the proud title sponsor for the event, which took place on May 1 on the grounds of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

The event featured 2K and 5K walks, a 15K cycle, a delicious BBQ lunch and family entertainment.

CN donated $25,000 on behalf of the CN team, and has helped raise more than $5 million since the event’s launch seven years ago, which has helped CHEO care for young cancer patients and their families.

2016 CHEO
From left to right: Graham Richardson, Chief News Anchor, CTV Ottawa; Kevin Keohane, President and CEO, CHEO Foundation; Warren Chandler, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, CN; David Miller, Assistant Vice-President, Government Affairs, CN; The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Alex Munter, President and CEO, CHEO; Stuntman Stu, MAJIC 100 Morning Show Host and Ottawa Senators PA Announcer. Also in the picture are 13 year old Léa Enström, five year old Bruno Giammaria and 12 year old Alex Tourangeau, CHEO patients representing the Dream Team.

CN Safety Zone

Constable Daniel Leonard and Operation Lifesaver were on hand to educate participants about rail crossing safety at the CN Safety Zone. Visitors were invited to take the safety pledge and view the 360° immersive rail safety experience.  Little Obie, CN’s Safety Train, and Max, CN’s safety mascot, were also on site.

Kevin KeohanePresident and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, noted:


Every year 75 families receive the news from CHEO doctors that one of their children has cancer. Today is all about those families and making sure they receive top notch care and have access to world class research. The fact that CN Cycle for CHEO continues to grow each and every year shows how much everyone who participated today cares. We want to thank all our volunteers and sponsors who helped make it happen. I also want to say a special thank you to our title sponsor CN for their continued dedication to helping CHEO to improve the outcomes for oncology patients in our region and around the world.


CN has been the title sponsor of this event since 2009. Proceeds from CN Cycle benefit the CHEO Foundation, Candlelighters and Ronald McDonald House, and in turn, children and families affected by cancer.


Everyone at CN takes great pride in the CN Cycle for CHEO and we are always overwhelmed by the support we receive from the people in the National Capital Region. This amazing total is a testament to the commitment of the participants, supporters and volunteers who make this event possible. On behalf of everyone at CN, we thank them all for making a difference in the lives of children with cancer.

Claude Mongeau,
President and CEO of CN