16th Women’s Cancers Walk raises $60,000 : community comes together to support the BMP Hospital and the fight against women’s cancers.
On October 1st, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club held the 16th edition of the Women’s Cancers Walk in Knowlton. More than 387 walkers, including 40 survivors, and 100 volunteers came together to show their support to this important cause. THANKS to the generosity of all donors, sponsors, and participants: more than $60 000 were raised!!!
Funds raised by this year’s walk will finance the upgrade of a gynecological tower and the purchase of a medical grade surgical camera and printer. This equipment will give the ability to capture and preserve surgical images during gynecological procedures. The surgeon will have the ability to not only document the procedure but also have a visual for the follow up with the patients for post-operative visits and follow ups. Funds will also be used to purchase and additional uteroscope to screen for cervical cancer.
This 16th annual walk was co-chaired by Louise Bissonnette, Chief of Peri-operative Services at the BMP hospital, and Miss Miranda Côté, student at Bishop’s University who is presently fighting her personal battle.
The BMP Hospital Foundation would like to warmly thank the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, and the co-chairs of the 16th Cancer Walk Ms Louise Gélinas, Johanne Coiteux, and the Club President Ginette Couture. Over the past sixteen years, the Yamaska Valley Optimist club has helped to raise $773,469 which was used to purchase specialized equipment to prevent and treat women’s cancers within the BMP Hospital.