The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation and the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club are pleased to announce the results of the 18th Walk to Heal Women’s Cancer. Bringing together more than 560 walkers and 11 dogs, the event took place on Sunday, October 6 in the heart of the village of Knowlton. The BMP Foundation would like to thank Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, president of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, as well as the entire organizing committee. Thanks to their motivation and the involvement of all participants, the March to Heal Women’s Cancers raised a record $110,000! As announced, this year’s Walk goal was to raise $135,000 to reach a total of $1 million raised in the 18 editions! It is not too late to hit the million mark, help us by making a donation now using the online platform available on our website: www.fondationbmp.ca. Every donation counts! Thank you!
Two co-presidents involved
This 18th edition of the March was co-chaired by two women of heart and courage: Louise Penny, author of best-selling novels and resident of Knowlton and Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at the BMP Hospital and cancer survivor. For them, it was important to mobilize for this cause, which affects everyone directly or indirectly. We all know a sister, mother, wife or friend who has this disease. Together, we can fight and provide better tools to increase healing rates. The 560 walkers came with family, friends and sometimes accompanied by their dogs to support the cause. Thank you to them and all the volunteers. Thanks also to the sponsors, especially the Jean Coutu Julie Coderre Pharmacy and the McGale-Charpentier-Côté Team of the National Bank Financial, for supporting this event year after year.
Three new equipment for the BMP Hospital
Thanks to the money raised during this 18th edition of the March to Heal Women’s Cancers, BMP Hospital was able to acquire three devices dedicated to the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers: The Myosure device specially developed for the removal of intra-uterine tissue, the Novasure which is an endometrial ablation system by radiofrequency wave emission and the Thunderbeat device allowing a total hysterectomy by laparoscopy in a safe way by using ultrasound that is converted into mechanical energy to coagulate and cut tissue.
The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital wanted to acquire these state-of-the-art devices to improve the quality of care, as well as the safety and comfort of patients during specific procedures (resection of intra-uterine lesions, removal of the endometrium and hysterectomy by laparoscopy).