The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club is pleased to announce that in 2021 we will celebrate the 20th edition of the Virtual Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers! For this occasion, the Walk opens up in support of all kinds of cancer and becomes:
THE VIRTUAL WALK TO FIGHT ALL CANCERS
For this new edition of the Walk, we have called upon a new trio of honorary co-chairs. Thank you to them for coming and supporting our event. Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at the BMP Hospital has renewed her commitment to this cause that is close to her heart. She will be the honorary co-chair along with two cancer fighters: Artist Painter, Mrs. Ursula Kofahl Lampron and Mr. Peter M. Treacy. The event is organized by Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, president of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club.
Over the past 20 years, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club has succeeded in raising more than one million dollars, a success made possible by all the participants who have been mobilizing for the cause for 20 years. The amount already raised over the years has been used to purchase equipment specifically dedicated to the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers at the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital. In 2021, 100% of the funds raised will be used to finance specialized medical equipment for the treatment of cancer patients.
The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital wishes to acquire this state-of-the-art equipment in order to improve the quality of care, as well as the safety and comfort of patients during procedures, in an inclusive manner, regardless of gender or type of cancer.
Once again, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club, the Julie Coderre Jean Coutu Pharmacy (Cowansville), the McGale-Charpentier-Côté team of the National Bank Financial and the BMP Hospital Foundation are joining forces to ensure the success of this new edition. Despite the important achievements made by this initiative, there is still a great need to improve treatment and overcome this disease.
The Walk to Fight Women’s Cancer is an activity for the whole family. From October 3 to November 3, walk 5 or 10 km wherever you want with whomever you want. A minimum contribution of $25 is required to participate. Ultimately, it is the donations collected by participants from their families, friends and neighbours that determine the success of this fundraising event. We encourage businesses and organizations to form teams.
Registration can be done online at www.yvoc.ca. You can also download and print pledge forms as well as create your fundraising page. These are also available at the following locations: Le Panier Champêtre, Royal Lepage (Knowlton), Nettoyeur Houle, Jean Coutu Pharmacy (Cowansville) and Bromont Medical Clinic (Bromont).
For more information, please contact: Louise Gélinas at (450) 521-9478.
Thank you to our sponsors: Pharmacie Jean Coutu Julie Coderre and McGale-Charpentier-Côté Team for their commitment to the cause.