CHEO's largest fundraiser gets under way Sunday morning and it's not too late to register.
The CN Cycle for CHEO is in its 6th year and over the past four years, the event has raised over $3 million for kids cancers.
Cheryl Hammond, the VP of Development and Corporate Relations with the CHEO founation says money goes to cancer treatment, patient care and research at CHEO.
This is the hospital's biggest fundraising event for pediatric cancer. Hammond says they raised $726,000 last year and they're hoping to match or beat that this year. She says, while they don't have a set goal, getting to $750,000 would be great.
The over 5,000 participants can cycle or walk. There are three cycling events, a 15k, 35k and 70k or a 2k or 5k walk.
It all begins at 8:30a.m. Sunday morning at the War Museum. That's where the event will start and end. You can register on-site Sunday morning if you haven't already done so.
There are a number of closures in the downtown:
Sir John A Macdonald Parkway (Booth St. to Island Park Dr.) 6 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sir John A Macdonald Parkway (Island Park Dr. to Carling Ave.) 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wellington St. (Eastbound lane reduction Booth St. to Lyon St.) 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wellington St. (Westbound lane reduction Sussex Dr. to Lyon St.) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wellington St. (Westbound Lyon St. to Booth St.) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Portage Bridge (Closed both directions) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lyon St. (Wellington St. to Laurier Ave.) 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Laurier Ave. (Lyon St. to Elgin St. closed to all but crossing traffic) 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Laurier Ave. (Eastbound lanes Elgin St. to Nicholas St.) 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth Dr. 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Prince of Wales Dr. (Northbound lane Preston St. to Heron Rd.) 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (Local access to Agricultural Museum from Preston St. and Scenic Dr. Local access to churches from Heron Rd.)
Heron Rd. (Lane reductions Prince of Wales Dr. to Riverside Dr.) 8 a..m. – 11:15 a.m.
Vincent Massey Park Access 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Riverside Dr. (Southbound lane reduction Heron Rd. to Hogs Back Rd.) 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hogs Back Rd. (Westbound lanes Riverside Dr. to Colonel By Dr.) 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Colonel By Dr. 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sussex Dr. (Rideau St. to Rockcliffe Pkwy) 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Local access to Notre Dame Basilica from St. Patrick St.)
Rockcliffe Parkway (Sussex Dr. to St. Joseph Blvd.) 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Local access to Aviation Museum and Rockcliffe Flying Club from Aviation Parkway)