A little further thanks to you...

It’s often only when we’re right in the middle of an ordeal that we discover we have far greater inner resources than we ever suspected. The power to choose our own destiny, or at least the way we react to what happens to us. With its brutal habit of arriving without warning, of imposing itself and pushing all certainties aside, cancer often forces us to this realization.

Here at the Quebec Cancer Foundation, we witness this new-found resilience every day, expressed in a thousand different ways. And I’m here to tell you that in 2020, backed by your support, we are going to help it go a little further still.

A little further geographically. By making our services accessible throughout Quebec so that no one will be left alone with cancer. We will also open a new accommodation center in Lévis in the spring of 2020, and we are now offering free yoga classes in Chibougamau. This shows how far we’ve come since our Foundation was created in 1979!

A little further creatively. By providing supports that respond to new challenges, by modernizing our tools, by innovating where it matters. For instance, there’s our new resource directory, which will soon be available on our website to make sure we are accessible 24/7, so that the nurses, nutritionists and psychologists in our Info-cancer service can give added support to whoever needs it.

More importantly, with you by our side in 2020, we can go further in human terms. We will continue to listen to our people, to offer them more understanding and support through every stage of the disease. Whether it is their first, second or third cancer, and with everything that implies. Either during their treatment or after, when they return to a life that will never be the same.

Yes, cancer continues as always. But medicine is catching up. And thanks to your donations and your energy, our movement continues to progress to ensure that our parents, our children, our neighbours, our friends and our colleagues are better supported if they ever have to cope with cancer.

On behalf of the half a million people we have accompanied in the 40 years since the Quebec Cancer Foundation came into being, and of all those we will accompany in the future, thank you for allowing us to go a little further still.


Marco Décelles, CPA, CMA

Director General




P.-S. – Every day, the people who benefit from our services and our donors – and that includes you – motivate us to go further toward improving the quality and accessibility of our offer. But because the number of cancer cases is on the increase, we are unable to do this without you. Thank you for giving us the means to meet these growing needs by supporting our annual campaign in 2020.
 

CLOSER TO PEOPLE 2019: THANK YOU!

Last year, thanks to you, we were able to keep our promise to get closer to people by reaching out from our regional centers to go and meet cancer patients, wherever they may be.
  • New free transportation service for patients of Laval's Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital and Longueuil's Charles-Le Moyne Hospital
  • Art therapy at the CHUM and Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospitals
  • New Grand défoulement walks in Rimouski and Laval
  • Yoga in Chibougamau and at the CHUM in collaboration with Fondation Virage
  • In-chair massage therapy during chemotherapy treatment in 15 hospitals over a large territory: from Montreal to Quebec City, including Granby, Saint-Hyacinthe, Drummondville, Fleurimont, Victoriaville, Sorel, Trois-Rivières, Shawinigan and Lévis.
Thank you for choosing us and for entrusting us with the sound management of your precious donations. We promise to maximize the impact of every single one!