By Alyssa De Rosa
Lace it Up!, a fundraiser benefiting research at Cedars Cancer Institute is the first of its kind offering women the chance to discover the ins and outs of pro-football. Montreal Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert partnered with MUHC surgeon Dr. David Fleiszer to host this hands-on clinic that will take place on Sunday, February 9th between 1-6 p.m.
I had the chance to speak to Ky Hebert to find out exactly what women can expect from this clinic. “Women will learn what goes on in the lives of a pro-athlete; the weight training, they’ll get to see the equipment and ask questions,” Hebert explains.
This is Heber’s first event as an ambassador to Cedars hospital. It’s through his foundation “Ky Cares” that he was able to give back to an important cause. Through “Ky Cares,” Hebert gives motivational speeches in schools and churches looking to provide inspiration and help to youth. “I do what I can to donate to the community,” he says.
Joining Hebert on February 9th are professional football players Chip Cox, Anwar Stewart, Nicolas Boulay, Byron Parker and Josh Bourke. The training sessions will be followed by cocktails and wine and will take place at Club Sportif MAA located at 2070 Peel Street.
Tickets are $65.00 and all proceeds are going to the Cedars Cancer Institute. Sign up fast, admission is on a first come first serve basis.