It is with great joy that the BMP Foundation announces the results of the 17th March to Fight Women’s Cancer. Organized by the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, the walk took place this Sunday, September 30, in the heart of the beautiful village of Knowlton. For the 2018 edition, the organizers managed to raise a wonderful $84,000. The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Foundation would like to thank the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club for this initiative, especially the organizing committee of the Walk. Thanks to their tremendous motivation, this initiative is directly impacting the facilities of the BMP Hospital.
This year, the funds raised will finance two pieces of equipment needed to fight women’s cancers: a PACS and a pediatric coloscope. The Diagnostic Screen System of Mammary Imaging (PACS) will be used in the operating theatre for breast surgery. The pediatric colonoscope will allow easier and safer endoscopic colon examinations, especially for small women. The colon endoscopy exam allows the prevention and detection of colon cancer.
A co-presidency of the heart
The 17th Walk to End Women’s Cancer had as Honorary Co-Presidents Ms. Lucie Davis, Occupational therapist at BMP Hospital and Ms. Daniela Scherff, both women are cancer survivors and opened the walk last Sunday. Behind them, there were about 400 walkers who had come with family, friends and, sometimes, even their dogs. The BMP Foundation would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors who made this event a success.