They broke the $1 million mark!


The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club and the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce that the 2020 Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers which took place from October 4 to November 4, 2020 raised the magnificent sum of $75,000 for its virtual version! Despite the pandemic and the absence of the physical event, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club and the Community have stepped forward to support women’s cancer treatment at the BMP Hospital. A tremendous mobilization that has allowed the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club to reach an incredible record.


Over $1 million dollars!

By adding the amount raised through the 2020 Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers to the amount accumulated over the past 18 years, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club is proud to have reached the significant sum of $1,055,594! More than $1 million has been raised to date! It is important to note that all of this money is directly invested in the purchase of equipment to prevent and treat women’s cancers. 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 surgery.

The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club and the BMP Hospital Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who donated, walked safely, encouraged and sponsored walkers in the 19th edition of the Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers. A special thank you to Mrs. Lengacher and her friends who raised the great sum of $9,000, to Mrs. Louise Penny who raised $7,000 through the sale of her “I’m F.I.N.E.” masks, to Mrs. Heather Padner for raising $4,120 and the the Walkers from Warden who raised $3,391,45!

Dr. Christine Cadrin
Mrs. Louise Penny

Thanks also to the two Honorary Co-Chairs, Ms. Louise Penny, author of best-selling novels, and Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at the BMP Hospital, for your assistance in mobilizing the community and encouraging participation in this important event in the cause of women’s health. Thank you to the organizers of the event: Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, President of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club.

Watch the messages from Louise Penny and Dr. Christine Cadrin for the 2020 Virtual Walk.

Thank you to Julie Coderre of the Jean Coutu Pharmacy and the McGale-Charpentier-Côté Team of National Bank Financial as well as to all the sponsors who contributed to the success of this virtual walk. Thank you to the businesses that distributed the donation forms to the walkers and collected the funds for this campaign.

Finally, THANK YOU to all the participants of the 19 editions of the Walk to Fight Women’s Cancers! Thank you for mobilizing and supporting this event that helps many women in Brome-Missisquoi. THANK YOU.