Génome Québec is proud to announce its scientific partnership of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie.
To kick off its first year of involvement in the GDPL, Génome Québec has recruited a team of six cyclists to take part in La Boucle, a 135-km cycling tour from Québec City to Lévis on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Promoting healthy living is in our genes!
Génome Québec, proud scientific partner of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie
Montréal, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – Génome Québec, the driving force behind the development of genomics in Québec since 2001, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL) as scientific partner of the event.
According to Génome Québec’s Marie-Kym Brisson, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, the partnership between both organizations was the obvious choice: “Genomics has played a major role in the Pierre Lavoie story. It was through genomics, in fact, that the gene responsible for lactic acidosis was identified. Génome Québec has always followed Pierre’s activities closely and we share the values he upholds. This is why we are committed to investing in our community and using our expertise to promote prevention through a healthy lifestyle, an important cause for the future of our society.”
As part of the partnership, Génome Québec will make available its expertise and scientific network to GDPL by organizing an international symposium on preventive medicine. The goal of the event will be to better understand, from a scientific point of view, the importance and influence of a healthy lifestyle on human health.
For Pierre Lavoie, the association with Génome Québec will allow GDPL to add a major scientific component to its mandate. “My team and I are extremely proud to have the support of Génome Québec, so that our actions find scientific validation. Even today, I think there is a lack of scientific data on how physical activity and healthy eating can have a direct impact on our health, longevity and quality of life.”
Be part of the movement! Support the Génome Québec cycling team.
To kick off its first year of involvement in the GDPL, Génome Québec has recruited a team of six cyclists to take part in La Boucle, a 135-km cycling tour from Québec City to Lévis. Embracing the challenge on Saturday, June 15, 2013 will be Jean Brunet, Nathalie Hamel, Claude Lamarre, Gabriel Massicotte, Steves Morin and Daniel Tessier.
As an added bonus, fans can follow the event via Webcast on the GDPL Website at www.legdpl.com and watch live the thousands of cyclists pedalling their way from Saguenay to Montréal (1000 km) on the weekend of June 14 to 16.