Join fellow Quebecers for Le Week-end pour combattre le cancer on August 20 - an event benefitting the JGH’s world-renowned Segal Cancer Centre!

Together, we will help fuel vital cancer research, exceptional care, and ground-breaking innovation—right here in our own backyard.

The choice is yours—cycle or walk on Sunday, August 20. Either way, you are guaranteed an event like no other.


Ride through the picturesque region West of Montreal, with distance options of 80 & 150 kms. Learn more.


We have mapped out a breathtaking route through Vaudreuil-Dorion, to take in the beauty of this landscape on foot. Suitable for all ages and abilities with 6 km and 10 km options. Learn more.


Le Week-end is well underway and we want you to join the fight—your way!

Since 2009, participants, supporters and sponsors like you have raised over $62 million from cancer fundraising events like this one to make a significant difference in the fight against cancer at the JGH.

You can make a direct impact on the lives of thousands of cancer patients. They are our neighbours, our friends, our family.

Each individual or team challenge is as unique as the participants and supporters who contribute to the success of this unforgettable and impactful event—specially designed so you can participate safely in-person.


Marina Orsini 
Award-Winning Actress and Media Personality 

Marina Orsini Credit: Rosalie-Anne Bolduc

From playing Suzie in Lance et Compte (He Shoots! He Scores!) and Émilie in Les filles de Caleb to Lucille Teasdale in the TV movie Dre Lucille, Marina Orsini's 40 year career spans countless remarkable roles. Most recently she played Anémone in the series Une autre histoire on Radio-Canada based on the story by Chantal Cadieux which wrapped this April.

Marina is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Quebec and has been decorated with numerous awards for acting. She has been host of the program 5 chefs dans ma cuisine on Radio-Canada for the past two years.

“For nearly five years my mom was surrounded by a dedicated team at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal with the best care. We embarked on the biggest journey of our lives accompanied by such exceptional people.”  

Alexandre Despatie 
World-Class Diving Champion and Broadcaster 

Marina Orsini Credit: David Parker

A two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time World Champion, Alexandre Despatie is among the most decorated athletes in Canadian history. He won 11 Commonwealth Games medals including nine gold medals, and seven Pan Am Games medals including four gold. In 2018, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. 

Alexandre Despatie is an accomplished broadcaster, including participating in coverage of the Olympics, and as co-host of Breakfast Television on CityTV. 

“Perseverance has been key to my success as an athlete, thanks to the support of those around me. As an Honorary Patron of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation’s Le Week-end, I want to help ensure patients and their families have the support they need to persevere together.”