Hitting the road to reach for hope 

By Karen Herland

Courtesy of Liliane Chamas Magnifying glass

Courtesy of Liliane Chamas

If you think bicycling for a cause is a good idea, Rhodes scholar Liliane Chamas has another opportunity for you to do so this summer.

Chamas, who will earn her BSc this month before heading to Oxford in the fall, has teamed up with her best friend, Joelle Ghanem, to participate in July’s Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day fundraiser.

As co-captains of Una Proficimus – Concordia University, they are committed to raising $2 500 each towards cancer research, teaching and care at the Jewish General Hospital.

The pair are looking for sponsors, or team mates willing to undertake the 200–kilometre bike ride from Montreal to Quebec City to raise funds and awareness.

Chamas, who earned her degree in molecular biology, is quoted in Accent, the alumni relations monthly e-newsletter, “The fight against cancer is a cause that Joelle and I are both passionate about because members of both our families have struggled with this disease. The hope and courage they show have inspired us both to undertake this epic journey.”

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