They helped raise over $71,000 to purchase equipment to diagnose and treat cancer. The goal is $100,000 by December 15 since donations are still welcome via this website. So go ahead – register, donate, then lace up those sneakers and do the walk at your own leisure!
Since the creation of the Cancer Walk in 2003, the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club (YVOC) has raised close to $1,250,000. All this money has been used to provide cancer patients with modern, state-of-the-art facilities: this year’s funds go towards colonoscopy machines.
As usual for the past 21 years it was volunteers from the all-ladies YVOC who organized the event and made it happen along with about 80 community volunteers. Jessica Brown was the Master of Ceremonies and inspiring words were shared by the BMP’s Dr. Christine Cadrin and Jaime Moar – both cancer survivors.
Many thanks to the BMP Foundation, Lac Brome Community Centre and staff, First Responders Alain Bowbrick and Pierre Laplante, Daniela Scherff (past honorary president) as well as Sarah Holmes whose mini team did the Walk Warm-up and Catharine Bacon who takes care of publicity.
None of this could have happened without sponsors Pharmacie Jean Coutu Julie Coderre, Équipe McGale Charpentier Côté, Brûlerie Virgin Hill Coffee, Érablière Bernard, Centre Jardinage Granby, LD Traiteurs and JJ Towing.