Twentieth anniversary of Ski for the Cure event raises $50,000
The 20th edition of the Ski for a Cure benefit, held Feb. 16 at Mont Sutton, raised $50,000 for the Rob Lutterman Memorial Fund.
The ski day and the fundraising campaign in memory of Lutterman are organized by his family and friends in collaboration with the Cancer Research Society. The fund has distributed more than $1.3 million in research grants.
Lutterman was 63 when he learned in 1999 he had pancreatic cancer. “We were shocked by his diagnosis,” said his widow, Fran Lutterman. He died four months after his diagnosis.
To honour his memory, she and the couple’s two children, Joel and Randy, and other family members and friends, created the Ski for a Cure event to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.
“There is nothing that Rob loved more than to spend time skiing with our family at his favourite mountain, Mont Sutton in Quebec’s Eastern Townships,” Fran said.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death, with a five-year survival of less than 10 per cent.