IRCM Challenge

IRCM Challenge 2017: Running for Biomedical Research

CLEARGOALS continues to support laboratory work after 2 years with the IRCM Challenge

MONTREAL, May 13, 2017 – For a second year in a row, CLEARGOALS teamed up with the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM) / Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) for their annual IRCM Challenge 2017. The IRCM’s mission is to raise money to support research, technological development and training programs for health science students. CLEARGOALS is one of many IRCM partners that has contributed to building a stronger medical community and brighter future. The IRCM Foundation helps recruit renowned researchers such as Dr. Jean-François Côté as well as aspiring young researchers to improve technology within the Universite de Montreal’s laboratories. The IRCM’s recent discoveries help to fight against deadly diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Breast cancer and many more, to improve society’s well-being.

Why support health research? Why the IRCM Challenge?

Research is fundamental to innovation and in the medical world, any small discovery can lead to life changing developments. Choosing to support a foundation like the IRCM, is choosing to support scientific progress that will hopefully one day treat the world’s most fatal diseases. This contribution helps society’s well-being and promotes tomorrow’s researchers who will face similar challenges. An example of the IRCM’s work, are the Doctoral students of the l’Université de Montreal research clinics who study deadly diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes.

CLEARGOALS role in the IRCM Challenge

In its second year, a few members of the CLEARGOALS team raised funds and ran to help this year’s overall contribution of [amount raised at this years IRCM race]. The IRCM Challenge is no small feat. On Montreal’s iconic Mont-Royal, participants choose to run a 5K or 10K, which all reach a peak of 243m. Striving for greatness, the CG team all chose to run the 10K and compete with Montreal’s best runners. The race started at 9:00AM, and within less than an hour, CG’s members had finished in the top 100. Thank you to Steve Calonge, Nicola Varano, Gemma Knights, Matthew Challenger, Maria Ponomareva, and Cristan D’Ambrosio. The 6-man team helped to raise over a $1500, a goal it hopes to double in next years challenge.

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Nicola Varano – Business Solutions Consultant at CLEARGOALS

One of CLEARGOALS’ gurus, Nicola is a Business Solutions Consultant in the database marketing space which includes large-scale, multi-channel campaign management. Connect with Nicola on LinkedIn