Launch of the 19th Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers

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The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club is very pleased to announce the 19th Edition of the Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers. Because of the COVID-19, The Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers will become The Virtual Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers. Your health is important to us, so The Committee has decided to change the formula to respect social distancing while still achieving the same objective which is: Help the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation purchase equipment to prevent and treat women’s cancers.  


Once again, we are pleased to announce the renewed commitment of our two inspiring Honorary Co-Chairs: Ms. Louise Penny, author of best-selling novels and Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at the BMP Hospital. They both agreed to mobilize this important event for all the women of Brome-Missisquoi. The walk organizers are Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, president of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club. 


Over the past 18 years, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club has raised a significant amount of $980,594! Due to the current context of the pandemic, we are hoping to surpass our goal of $1 million raised to fight women’s cancers! 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 Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital. In 2020, 100% of the funds raised will be used to finance specialized medical equipment in the operating room used, among other things, in the prevention and treatment of women’s cancers.  

Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital wishes to acquire these state-of-the-art devices to improve the quality of care, safety and comfort of patients during procedures. 


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 4 to November 4, walk 5 or 10 km wherever you want, with whomever you want, and proudly wear pink to support the cause. 


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 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. 


Les membres du Club Optimiste Vallée Yamaska en compagnie de Louise Penny, Co-Présidente de l’événement