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On the Tip of the Toes

Double Défi des Deux Mario

About the project

The Foundation On th tip of the Toes

The mission of the Foundation is to help young people living with cancer regain their well-being by facing the challenge of an exceptional therapeutic adventure expedition. Supervised by medical and outdoor experts, these expeditions aim to change the image of cancer for the participants and the general public alike.

By providing young people living with cancer the opportunity to leave the hospital and to take a break from civilization and their usual environment, the Foundation create a situation which aims to rebuild self-esteem and restore hope in life through the challenge and self-transcendence that these therapeutic expeditions allow.

Check out the website of the Foundation for more informations:

What is th Double défi des deux Mario ?

Not just a physical challenge, but above all a mental challenge one, as experienced by the young people living with cancer who embark on an expedition with the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation. The main goal of the Double Défi is to raise funds to permit young people living with cancer to participate in a therapeutic adventure.

A secondary objective of the Double Défi, is to provide a unique outdoor experience to surpass our limits, by crossing the frozen Lac St-Jean (in Quebec, Canada) on skis or snowshoes. The expedition will be in completely self-sufficient and will cross the lake at the pace of 5 to 15 kilometers per day. Nights will be in a tent right in the middle of Lac St-Jean, which, in the wind and snow, looks just like an arctic ice field !

For more informations about the Double défi, check out this page :

What are the funds for?

Because the foundation wants the expeditions to be accessiblefor all the young people living with cancer, those are free. The Foundation is alive thanks to donations. All of the money raised during this fundraising will go to the foundation.

As for me, I am paying for all the costs of my own expedition on the Lac Saint-Jean. So all of the money you donate will to help for the future expeditions for the young people living with cancer.

Here is a sample breakdown of costs associated with the organization of an expedition

This gives you an idea of the costs associated with mounting a therapeutic adventure expedition are substantial. There are the logistical expenses such as transportation, accommodation, meals and equipment, and, unique to this kind of expedition, there are the costs associated with properly supervising the participants before, during and after the expedition.

About the project owner

Because this cause and the work of the Foundation On the Tip of the Toes are very dear to me, I've decided to be part of this project and orgnanise this fundraising.

I love outdoors activities and I really think that spending a long time into the nature is a powerful way for the personnal developpment, healing and well-being.

A big Challenge

As I am originally from France, I'm only going to spend my second winter in Quebec, Canada. Next year, I discovered lots of new winter activities such as snowshoe hiking, dogsledding, ice skating...But this winter, I wanted to go bigger ! To be part of the Double Défi des Deux Mario is for me the opportunity to experience a real winter expedition. I also know that doing this, I will have to surpass my limits and live an adventure full of emotions.