The Grand Portage: A Canoe Tripper's Right of Passage and Metaphor for the Long Road Ahead to Finding a Cure for MS
"I spent many summers on long canoe trips in the Ontario wilderness. These experiences have helped shape who I am. One of the most memorable parts of these trips was the historic wilderness trail, the Grand Portage, a 13-km path from the Pigeon River to the shores of Lake Superior. It was the last haul of a 37-day expedition and as a young canoe tripper, it served as an intimidating, tough, yet rewarding rite of passage. As an MS patient, it now represents the long road ahead - for me, and all my fellow MS patients." - Felix Jasmin, TSC alumni, MS patient and founder of Le Grand Portage MS
Felix is on a mission to spread awareness and fundraise money for MS research with the hope that a cure might be found in his lifetime. On October 18th, you can support Felix in his efforts by walking, running, or biking 13-km; a distance signifying the final leg of the 36 day Quetico trip he and so many other TSC campers have accomplished, and which is the inspiration behind the name of this wonderful charitable organization: Le Grand Portage.