TESTIMONY OF GENEVIÈVE GÉLINAS: LIVING DONOR

Participate in the Bike Challenge to support the mission of the House!

Participate in the Bike Challenge to support the mission of the House!

Every year, the Maison des Greffés Lina Cyr organizes a Bike Challenge during which participants ride from Montreal to Levis. This two-day event brings together not only regional ambassadors, but also people who are aware of organ donation. We are pleased to announce that the Bike Challenge is back for its 16th year this year!

DISCOVER THE STORY OF THE TWO INSTIGATORS OF THE LINA CYR BIKE CHALLENGE, «Serge Trépanier, liver transplant recipient», AND «Patrice Dionne, liver and heart transplant recipient».

This is the story of a crucial support in the recovery of Patrice Dionne, liver and heart transplant recipient, and Serge Trépanier, liver transplant recipient: the Maison des greffés Lina-Cyr, in Montreal.

Every year since 2007, they have organized the Lina Cyr Bike Challenge.

This year, the Challenge takes the real route: Belœil-Lévis, as usual. It takes place in mid-July. Two days of cycling, 320 km. You have to register now. Patrice Dionne and Serge Trépanier, back from the dead, pedal their lives to give back to the world.

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A word from the Executive Director

Dear participants,

I would like to thank you very sincerely for your participation in our 15th edition of the Bike Challenge. It was a great success once again this year in virtual mode. This year, we had 90 participants who accumulated a total of 15,866.23 km and raised $27,939.

Rest assured that the funds raised will be used to continue to provide quality services to our residents.

I wish you a great end of summer and I hope to see you next year for our Bike Challenge on July 15 and 16, 2022 and the good news is that we will be doing  Beloeil – Levis all together in person.

Thank you once again for your participation in our event,

Sincerely yours

Micheline Cyr Asselin
Executive Director of the Maison des greffés Lina Cyr

Lina Cyr Bike Challenge 2022

After two years in virtual mode due to the pandemic, the Lina Cyr Bike Challenge was finally back in person and took place on July 15 and 16! Finally, we had the opportunity to ride together from Beloeil to Lévis.

The path was:

Day 1: Beloeil > St-Antoine sur Richelieu > Sorel-Tracy > Pierreville > Drummondville (night at the hotel Le Dauphin)

Day 2: Drummondville > Ste-Clothilde de Horton > Plessisville > Dosquet > Lévis (banquet at Complexe des deux glaces Honco)

We rode a total distance of 320 km, the course was wonderful!

Supervision and security

As in previous years, we had the police escort of the Sûreté du Québec and Dessercom ambulances, the accompaniment of the ACDO, mechanic assistance and an emergency vehicle.

We had a great event!

Although the Bike Challenge is now over, we are still collecting donations until August 31st. 

It is still possible to give to help us reach our goal and complete our 16th edition in style.

IMPORTANTE NOTE

We use the Quebec-based Zeffy platform for donations, so that’s the name under which the transaction will appear on your account statement. Usually, we have to pay a credit card fee of about 3%. Thanks to Zeffy, which gives us 100% of the donations, we eliminate these fees which are very costly for an organization like ours. In exchange, Zeffy asks you to leave them a tip: you will see a percentage appear at the end of the form. You can choose the amount, no amount is mandatory.

Frequently asked questions

We use Zeffy, a 100% free donation tool funded by contributions from generous donors like you. The model is based on transparency: 100% of your donation goes to the Maison des greffés Lina Cyr, while other donation platforms take a percentage.

That’s why Zeffy asks for a voluntary contribution, or “tip,” to help pay for bank fees, support the operation of the platform, and enable Lina Cyr Transplant House and thousands of other nonprofits to increase their impact and change the world. Thank you for your support!

You have complete control over how much you contribute to Simplyk. In addition to being 100% free to the Maison des greffés Lina Cyr, here are some reasons why we love Simplyk and some reasons why you can choose to support them as well:

1. Simplyk sends instant tax receipts to donors.
2. Simplyk simplifies the administration and tracking of your donation, freeing up valuable House team time.
3. Simplyk covers the bank fees for all donations made through the platform.

You have several options:

1. Set the tip amount to $0 and proceed with the payment online.

2. Make a check payable to La Maison des greffés Lina Cyr*.
Mail or drop off in person at
1989 Sherbrooke Street East
Montreal, Quebec
H2K 1B8

3. Pay by credit card over the phone or in person*.
Please note that credit card payments in person or by phone are subject to Global Payments fees on the Lina Cyr Transplant House side.

*Your donation receipt will not be automatically generated and may take a few days to process.

After completing your donation through the Zeffy platform, you will receive a transaction receipt email. At the very beginning of the email, there will be a hyperlink to download your charitable donation receipt.

Please contact Alejandra, Assistant Director, I will be happy to answer your questions! 514-527-8661.