Nicolas Gagnon, the regional manager for SMS Rents, will be riding his bicycle 200 km this summer in the second annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. SMS Rents Ride to Conquer Cancer

Gagnon, who loves to cycle, is in training as a member of the Equipement SMS group that will be cycling the 200 km on July 10 and 11, 2010, from Montreal to Quebec, to raise funds to conquer cancer.

Last year’s ride had 1500 participants, who raised $5.7 million dollars for several cancer centers throughout the province of Quebec. Funds went to several programs which include cancer research, teaching, and compassionate care.

Gagnon, and several other members of the Equipement SMS team, have been personally affected by cancer within their families. Equipement SMS aims to raise $20,000 for cancer research with each team member pledging to collect $2500 in donations.

Equipement SMS members are excited to have Patrick Carpentier, the Quebec race car driver seen on NASCAR, CASCAR, and CART racing circuits, on the cycling team. Team members feel Patrick’s positive attitude will be a great asset, and help everyone to achieve their goals.

The president of SMS Rents, Marcel Langlois, is proud of the team and their effort and commitment for the cause.

SMS Rents specializes in heavy equipment rentals for construction, industrial use, or for the do-it-yourself customer. They also rent tools and equipment for all your projects, big or small. SMS Rents has several locations in central Canada, throughout Ontario and Quebec.

If you are interested in supporting the Ride to Conquer Cancer visit www.conquercancer.ca, and make a pledge.