Walk to Fight All Cancers 2021

The members of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club.

The Walk to Fight All Cancers 2021 ended on November 3rd. The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation would like to thank all the members of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club for their support of the BMP Foundation once again this year! Thanks to their initiative, the Virtual Walk 2021 raised the magnificent sum of $102,210! Thank you to all the donors and sponsors for achieving this incredible result! Special thanks to the Friends For Life team for raising $11,150, the Manon Lemaire team for raising $6,285 and the Heather Padner team for raising $4,720!

A virtual walk

“We would like to acknowledge the exceptional mobilization of the Brome-Missisquoi community,” said Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation, “Despite the pandemic and the obligation to respect health measures and this month-long walk, from October 3 to November 3, each member of our community answered present together to support the care to overcome all cancers. Thank you!” He concluded.

We would also like to thank the honorary co-chairs who have committed to this 20th edition of the Walk: Dr. Christine Cadrin, gynecologist at BMP Hospital, Ms. Ursula Kofahl Lampron, painter artist and cancer fighter and Mr. Peter M. Treacy, cancer fighter. Thank you to them for attending and supporting this event. The persons in charge of the event are Mrs. Johanne Coiteux, Louise Gélinas and Lucy Davis, president of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club.

100% of the funds raised will be used to fund 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.

Finally, we would like to thank the sponsors of the Walk for their continuous support, year after year: the Jean Coutu Julie Coderre Pharmacy (Cowansville) and the McGale-Charpentier-Côté Team of the National Bank Financial.

Julie Coderre, pharmacist/owner; Francis Laramée, Executive Director of the BMP Foundation; Johanne Coiteux, Walk organizer; Lucy Davis, President of the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club; Peter M. Tracy, Walk honorary co-chair; Louise Gélinas, Walk organizer; and Fabrice Duquette of National Bank Financial.
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